Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed President Trump's commitment to a partnership with the European Union.
Pence spoke in Brussels, hoping to alleviate some concern European allies have over Trump's statements about NATO, Russia, trade deals and Brexit. "The United States commitment to the European Union is steadfast and enduring. President Tusk, President Trump and I look forward to working with you and the European Union to deepen our political and economic partnership. We are separated by an ocean, but joined by a common heritage," Pence said.
The BBC reports European Council President Donald Tusk said the meeting was "truly needed" after new and what he called sometimes surprising opinions has been expressed.