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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Vice President Biden to Travel to Brussels and Madrid

The Vice President will travel to Brussels, Belgium, and Madrid, Spain, from May 5-8, 2010.  During the visit, the Vice President will deliver a major address to the European Parliament.  He will meet with leaders and representatives of the European Union institutions to discuss how the United States and the EU can improve cooperation on counter-terrorism and other areas of mutual concern. The Vice President will discuss trans-Atlantic security issues with NATO officials and meet with Belgian leaders.  In Madrid, the Vice President will meet with King Juan Carlos, President Zapatero, and other members of the Spanish government to discuss bilateral issues, the Spanish Presidency of the EU, and ongoing cooperation to address major global challenges.

Additional details about the Vice President’s trip will be released at a later date.