EU leaders travel to Warsaw for NATO Summit and EU-US leaders’ meeting

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker,and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, alongside the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will travel to Warsaw for the NATO Summit and for the EU-US leaders’ meeting. On Friday morning, Presidents Juncker and Tusk as well as the High Representative/Vice-President will meet the US delegation, led by the President of the United States, Barack Obama. The meeting will provide an opportunity to underline transatlantic unity and to discuss common political, economic and international security challenges. It will provide a first opportunity for the leaders to discuss the outcome of the UK referendum together, following the meeting of the High Representative/Vice-President and the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, at the end of June. Read the remarks of the High Representative/Vice-President on that occasion here. The leaders’ meeting will be followed by joint press statements, foreseen for 10:50. Coverage will be live on EbS. For more information on EU-US relations, visit the website. Ahead of the NATO Summit, Presidents Juncker and Tusk, alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, will sign an EU-NATO Joint Declaration. The first of its kind, the Joint Declaration follows the discussion on EU-NATO cooperation at the last European Council on 28 June 2016, and, in line with the call from EU Heads of State or Government, will mark the importance of further strengthening EU-NATO cooperation at a time of unprecedented security challenges from the East and the South. The signature will be followed by joint press statements, also available live on EbS. Starting on Friday afternoon and continuing on Saturday 9 July, President Juncker, President Tusk and High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini will represent the European Union at the NATO Warsaw Summit, where they will participate in working sessions on projecting stability to the East and to the South, as well as on Afghanistan. In the margins of the Summit, a number of bilateral meetings are foreseen, including that of the High Representative/Vice-President and a delegation from Afghanistan, led by President Ashraf Ghani. The meeting is expected to serve as a platform to continue preparations for the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, to be held on 4-5 October in Brussels, and to discuss issues of importance for EU-Afghanistan bilateral relations, as well as regional and international matters.