Obama to host US-EU summit

US President Barack Obama would host a summit with the leaders of the European Union at White House on November 28, spokesman Jay Carney said.

Updated: Nov 01, 2011, 13:38 PM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama would
host a summit with the leaders of the European Union at White House on November 28, spokesman Jay Carney said.

"The President looks forward to meeting with European
Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission
President Jos Manuel Barroso and High Representative
Catherine Ashton to discuss a broad range of issues of mutual
concern," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a
statement.

The leaders would discuss global economy, efforts to
strengthen economic ties and growth; their joint work to
support democracy and prosperity in the European neighborhood,
across the Middle East and North Africa, and in other regions,
he said.

Coordination on Iran and leaders` commitment to improved
transatlantic law enforcement and counter-terrorism
cooperation would also be discussed, Carney said.

"The European Union and the United States enjoy strong
relations and partner together around the world to advance
shared interests and values," he said.

The last US-EU Summit was held in Lisbon, Portugal on
November 20 last year.

PTI