Hurd Wraps Up Transatlantic Trip with Stop in Brussels

April 9, 2018
Press Release
‘We must continue to show support for and not take for granted the institutions that bind the transatlantic alliance’

WASHINGTON, DC – On April 5 and 6, U.S. Representative Will Hurd visited Brussels, Belgium for meetings with European Union (EU) and NATO officials. Participants affirmed the importance of continued collaboration between the U.S., EU, and NATO and discussed a range of issues, including Russian influence operations, counterterrorism cooperation, cybersecurity, and energy security.  They also addressed the importance of coordination between the EU and NATO on common security challenges and threats.

“We must continue to show support for and not take for granted the institutions that bind the transatlantic alliance.  The EU and NATO are addressing a myriad of challenges, spanning from Russian aggression to migration, that threaten the future success of these institutions, and it is only through coordinated action and partnership that we can overcome those challenges.  The solidarity taken between the U.S., EU, NATO, and other European allies to expel Russian diplomats in response to the Russian nerve agent attack in the UK demonstrates our collective strength when we act together in showing the Russians that their actions do have consequences.  Such coordinated action should be the norm, and I look forward to continued collaboration between the U.S. and these institutions in the pursuit of shared interests.”