The sides discussed key bilateral issues, including trade, energy, and cooperation in the field of technology.
DAVOS / Switzerland/ US President Donald Trump and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen held their first bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and discussed key bilateral issues, including trade, energy, and technology cooperation. This is stated in a statement issued by the press service of the European Commission.
“Today in Davos, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met with US President Donald Trump. This friendly exchange of views between the allies on the sidelines of the WEF was the first opportunity to meet in person and compare positions on some key issues, in particular on trade, technology, and energy. This was the first meeting of the two leaders. Both sides agreed to meet soon in Washington to push forward the transatlantic agenda,” the statement said.
“It was good to meet with President Trump. As a European and a committed atlanticist, I believe it is important to emphasize the unbreakable link between our societies and economies,” the European Commission’s press service quoted von der Leyen as saying.