Šefčovič was not the first Commissioner to visit the United States following Trump’s election. EU’ foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and the Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos already visited Washington. From the US, the highest level visit to Brussels so far was made by Vice President Mike Pence.
“We will need many more meetings like this to understand each other better, to look for the best way how we can cooperate,” Šefčovič said.
He stressed that the new American government was focusing on economic growth and job creation, which he said was “good, because we do the same in the EU”.
The Commission vice-president said that in all his meetings and public appearances, he highlighted how important EU-US relations had become.