Remarks at Top of Meeting With EU High Representative Cathy Ashton

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Brussels, Belgium
December 4, 2013

Date: 12/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton before a meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on December 4, 2013. - State Dept ImageSECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very, very much. Let me just say how much we look forward to continuing to work with High Representative Ashton. Her efforts in Geneva with respect to the initial Iran first step have been key, and now we’re going to talk about how we proceed to try to move towards the comprehensive agreement, as well as some other important issues that we face. Nice to be with her again. Thank you.

HIGH REPRESENTATIVE ASHTON: Thank you. Just to say it’s a great partnership, and the work that we do between the European Union and the U.S. on so many issues, of which Iran is one of the greatest examples but by no means the only example, it’s crucial we share the same values, we work together to try and deliver for people across the world. And I know that as we think about some of the issues and challenges we’re facing right now, this partnership is going to be even more important in the future.

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you all very much. Appreciate it. Cathy, please.

PRN: 2013/T19-04