EU, US Raise Cooperation to Counter Ukraine War Disruption

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and different   guests airs  for a household  photograph  up  of a meal  astatine  the U.S.-European Union Trade and Technology Council acme  successful  Paris, connected  May 15, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via Reuters)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and different guests airs for a household photograph up of a meal astatine the U.S.-European Union Trade and Technology Council acme successful Paris, connected May 15, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via Reuters)

PARIS—The European Union and the United States agreed connected Monday to cooperate much intimately to antagonistic disrupted proviso of concern commodities and nutrient caused by Russia’s penetration of Ukraine.

Senior EU and U.S. officials convened successful Paris for the 2nd Trade and Technology Council, a forum initially seen arsenic a transatlantic counterweight to China, but present with a wide absorption besides connected Russia.

In a associated statement, the 2 allies said they would coordinate further to mitigate the antagonistic impacts of what Russia has described arsenic a “special subject operation” successful Ukraine and connected rebuilding Ukraine’s economy.

The European Union and the United States volition enactment to beforehand much diversified commercialized successful cultivation commodities and inputs and to trim over-reliance connected definite trading partners truthful arsenic to summation resilience of planetary nutrient production.

The 2 sides besides agreed to collaborate to trim dependencies connected unreliable sources of strategical supplies and mitigate jointly the antagonistic effects of abrupt proviso ruptures of captious materials from Russia.

The transatlantic commercialized blocs said they volition cooperate to diverseness proviso chains for uncommon world magnets and successful star powerfulness accumulation and question to flooded shortages of semiconductors with greater transparency and an aboriginal informing system, portion agreeing besides to debar a spot assemblage subsidy race.

The European Union and the United States besides condemned the Russian government’s undermining of state of expression, saying it had “repeatedly utilized the veil of disinformation” to obscure warfare crimes committed by Russian forces.

“We besides judge that it is important to combat Russian disinformation successful 3rd countries, including with respect to nutrient security, including with our G-7 partners,” the associated connection said.

Reuters

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