WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The White House said on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will participate in a summit with European Union (EU) leaders in November.
"President Obama will participate in a Summit with the leaders of the European Union, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 20, 2010," the White House said in a statement.
"Our economic relationship is vital to global prosperity, and we are committed to cooperating to promote strong and sustained growth in our economies," the statement said. "We are united in our effort to protect our people and promote global security by combating terrorism and preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction."
The statement said Obama looks forward to this summit with EU leaders, "to reaffirm our transatlantic agenda, and to advance our cooperation on issues of mutual concern."