US VP Pence talks of deepening ties to EU

2017-02-20 16:24
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo, AP)

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo, AP)

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Brussels – US Vice President Mike Pence says he's looking forward to exploring ways to "deepen our relationship with the European Union and the European community" at the start of his meeting with the EU's foreign policy chief.

Pence was opening a day of meetings on the EU and NATO with the EU's Federica Mogherini in Brussels.

Pence was facing deep scepticism among European leaders over the foreign policy direction of the new administration of President Donald Trump.

Trump was supportive of Great Britain's vote to the exit the 28-nation EU bloc in 2016, known as Brexit. And he has suggested that the EU could soon fall apart.

Pence voiced the administration's strong support for NATO over the weekend.

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