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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Secretary Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini

Vice President Mike Pence met today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York with EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini. The leaders agreed to work together to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its aggressive actions, and the Vice President emphasized the United States' desire to work with allies and partners to end Iran's destabilizing activities. The leaders highlighted the importance of supporting the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the countries of the Western Balkans and agreed to work in concert to promote a peaceful, prosperous, European future for the people of the region. The Vice President thanked Mogherini for the European Union's partnership in addressing shared challenges, and the leaders looked forward to future cooperation.