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Chairman Risch Meets with Spanish Foreign Minister Borrell to Discuss U.S.-Spain Relationship


New York, N.Y. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Josep Borrell, foreign minister of Spain and nominee to be the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. Risch and Borrell discussed the strong relationship between the U.S. and Spain and the continued need for the two allies to work together to maintain our mutual system and values as they come under threat from China.

“I was glad to meet with Foreign Minister Borrell today, and I look forward to working with him as high representative for foreign policy at the EU, should he be confirmed in that position,” said Risch. “We discussed a number of important things, like Russia and Iran, but most importantly, the global threat posed by China and the ways the U.S. and Europe can work to maintain and improve our mutual system and values.”