Ahead of the Summit, President Barroso said: "We have an excellent occasion to take stock of our relations, map the way ahead and highlight the strengths of the transatlantic relationship. The Summit will highlight the significant contributions that the EU-US strategic partnership makes to transatlantic and global peace and prosperity, and will be an opportunity to support and promote our negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership."
The next EU-US Summit takes place 26 March in Brussels.
The EU is represented by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and the United States is represented by President Barack Obama. Summit discussions cover the economy, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, global challenges and foreign policy cooperation, and a Joint Statement will be issued following the meeting.