Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Calls with Senior Officials from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan

On January 21 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan held separate introductory calls with Ambassador Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to the French President; Dr. Jan Hecker, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the German Chancellor; Dominic Raab, British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs; and Shigeru Kitamura, Secretary General of Japan’s National Security Secretariat.

With European partners Mr. Sullivan underscored the Biden Administration’s intention to strengthen the transatlantic alliance and affirmed our readiness to work closely with European allies on a range of shared priorities, including issues pertaining to China, Iran, and Russia. 

In his call with Mr. Kitemura, Mr. Sullivan underscored the importance we place on the U.S.-Japan alliance and our desire to work together to address key regional and global challenges, including COVID-19, China and the DPRK.