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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

Vice President Pence with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

Today in Brussels, the Vice President attended a working dinner hosted by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. The leaders discussed steps to deepen the robust partnership between the United States and Belgium. The leaders agreed on the need to grow jobs, reduce the regulatory burden, and maintain strong borders. They also exchanged views on global challenges including Ukraine, Libya, Iran, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Vice President emphasized the enduring U.S commitment to NATO, and the leaders discussed the need for greater burden sharing to ensure NATO has the capabilities to meet 21st century threats. The Vice President expressed his condolences for those lost in the March 2016 terrorist attacks in Brussels, and the leaders agreed on the need to continue cooperating on counterterrorism.