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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama's Participation in Summit with European Union

President Obama will participate in a Summit with the leaders of the European Union, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 20, 2010.
The United States has no stronger partner than Europe in advancing security and prosperity around the world.  The United States and the European Union are continually working together to advance a broad agenda based on a common history, shared values, and enduring ties.  Our economic relationship is vital to global prosperity, and we are committed to cooperating to promote strong and sustained growth in our economies.  We are united in our effort to protect our people and promote global security by combating terrorism and preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  Together we advance the ideals of democracy and human rights that are essential in free societies.  

The President looks forward to this opportunity to meet again with EU partners, to reaffirm our transatlantic agenda, and to advance our cooperation on issues of mutual concern.