Visit of John Kerry, US Secretary of State, to the EC
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received John Kerry, US Secretary of State. Some 30 trainees of the EC joined them for an informal chat on the transatlantic alliance. The session took place after a bilateral working lunch, where EU/US relations were discussed, notably the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement, climate change, visa reciprocity and a data protection agreement. Regarding the world’s stability, they also discussed the situation in North Korea, in Iran, in the Middle East, in Syria and in the Sahel.
During the informal chat with the trainees, José Manuel Barroso said that the EU and the United States were closest allies with a rock solid relation. Regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement, the President underlined the importance of linking the world's two most important economic powers.
John Kerry, holding a microphone
John Kerry and José Manuel Barroso (standing, from left to right)
Handshake between a trainee of the EC, and John Kerry, on the left, in ...