Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria

The White House

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone yesterday with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Mr. Sullivan expressed the Biden Administration’s appreciation for the strong U.S.-Austria relationship and commitment to restoring transatlantic ties. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Kurz agreed to work together on common global challenges, including climate change, economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and counterterrorism. They also discussed coordination on shared foreign policy priorities, including the Western Balkans and China, as well as opportunities to protect religious freedom worldwide.

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