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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Donald Tusk of the European Council

President Obama will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the White House on Monday, March 9.  President Tusk’s visit underscores the importance of U.S.-EU cooperation and the centrality of the Transatlantic relationship to international stability and prosperity.
The President and President Tusk will discuss a range of issues, including the situation in Ukraine, Russia, economic growth, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), energy security, climate, and countering violent extremism and terrorism.

The European Union is a close and valued partner of the United States, and the President looks forward to welcoming President Tusk to the White House.