According to Mogherini, during her recent tour in Asia and Russia, she has repeatedly heard the same call for a closer cooperation with Brussels not only in trade and economy, but also on security issues, climate change and issues of foreign policy, such as Syria, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
“People want to work with the European Union in this moment not because they always like us, there are many things they don’t necessarily like from us, but [because] they know what to expect from us.
We are predictable, and in this moment of the geopolitical dynamic being predictable, and reliable, and strong like we are is quite an added value,” Mogherini explained.
Speaking on whether US President Donald Trump is an asset or a liability, Mogherini stressed that “the European way is not that of playing with predictability or unpredictability.”
As the New York Times noted: "For Europe there is a new threat in town: the USA "