Trump's 'Foe' Remark Irks EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini

Published July 17th, 2018 - 01:00 GMT
Federica Mogherini (C), European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, speaks to the press  STRINGER / AFP
Federica Mogherini (C), European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, speaks to the press STRINGER / AFP

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks against the bloc.

On Sunday, Trump said: “Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe,” during an interview with CBS News.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Mogherini said: “If I was a journalist, I would probably ask him who does he [Trump] consider his friends.”

“We have very clear in mind who our friends are, the United States for sure and I have said many times that a change in the administration does not change the friendship between countries and peoples,” Mogherini said.

 

She added: “And for sure, we consider the United States friends, partners – close friends and partners. We will always do that.

“So, we have very clear in mind who our friends are and I hope the U.S. administration has clear ideas on who their friends are as well.”

President of the European Council Donald Tusk said: “America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.”

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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