Mike Pence pledges ‘strong commitment’ to EU on Brussels visit
US vice-president strikes emollient tone as he urges continued cooperation and partnership between America and Europe
The US vice-president, Mike Pence, has attempted to mend fences with European leaders by pledging support for the EU, following hostile comments from Donald Trump and his supporters.
On his first visit to Brussels since assuming office, Pence said on Monday the new administration wanted to work in partnership with the EU. “It is my privilege on behalf of President Trump to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued cooperation and partnership with the European Union,” he said.