European Council President Donald Tusk says the election of Donald Trump has brought uncertainty and poses new challenges for trans-Atlantic ties.
Tusk told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday that “while respecting the democratic choice of the American people, we are the same time aware of the new challenges that these results bring.”
He spoke of a “moment of uncertainty over the future of our trans-Atlantic relations”
Tusk added “the EU is a strong and reliable partner and will remain so. We expect the same from America and its new president.”
European Union foreign ministers will hold a special meeting on Sunday to assess the election of Donald Trump as US president and what it means for trans-Atlantic relations.
The 28 EU foreign ministers are set to meet with foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini for a dinner in Brussels on the eve of a previously scheduled meeting.
European leaders have been fearful that Trump would lead an isolationist and protectionist course, undermining the cornerstones of trans-Atlantic cooperation