“I just talked to President Joe Biden and invited him to a special meeting in Brussels next year with European Union leaders,” Charles Michel, President of the European Council, said on his Twitter account. “Let’s rebuild a strong alliance between the EU and the United States, “he said.

“I congratulated him on his victory. It is a new start for the EU-US global partnership, “European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter.” A strong European Union and a strong US working together can define a global agenda based on cooperation, multilateralism. , solidarity and common values, “she added.

Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel spoke separately by telephone with the president-elect of the United States and each then communicated separately on the subject, breaking the tradition of joint statements established by their predecessors, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker. Agerpres.

The President of the European Council has called for a strong transatlantic partnership. “The time has come to join forces. In a changing world, our partnership will be more important than ever for our citizens, to revive our economy, to stop global warming and to create a safer world,” he said. Michel.

Charles Michel also thanked Joe Biden for his “unequivocal support” for the implementation of the EU’s withdrawal agreement with the United Kingdom last year. “This agreement maintains peace and stability in Ireland and fully respects the Good Friday Agreement.” , recalled Charles Michel.

The discussion with Ursula von der Leyen referred to topics such as the competence of the European Commission, especially in trade issues in which the US and the EU are in dispute, the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and global warming, the two EU priorities.

The discussion between European leaders and Joe Biden comes after four years in which EU-US relations have crossed a series of tensions amid the Trump administration’s policy.