"The United States deeply appreciates the European Union’s contributions to promoting peace, security, and human rights in Europe and across the globe. The EU’s engagement and cooperation with the Security Council, in particular, brings an important degree of influence and resources to help deal with the challenges we collectively face. The United States considers the European Union to be one of our most valuable partners in our effort to ensure global security and prosperity. We recognize that Europe’s security and success are inextricably linked to our own."
- Ambassador Jonathan Cohen