Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Maas, and UK Foreign Secretary Raab

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken / NATO foreign ministers meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Yves Herman, Pool via AP)

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with his counterparts from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom today in Brussels.  They reaffirmed their strong commitment to NATO and the Transatlantic relationship and support for deeper U.S.-EU cooperation; addressed the challenges posed by Russia and China; and discussed the situation with Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, and Yemen. They affirmed the centrality of the Transatlantic relationship in addressing shared security and economic concerns. The Secretary underscored the U.S. commitment to coordinated action to address common challenges.