U.S. wants free trade in Europe as Netherlands closes Belgian border

usa_flag_by_wartora-d4mt68qThe U.S. says that it “believes strongly” in free trade in Europe and “would like to see free trade throughout Europe” in the wake of Netherlands’ decision to close its border with the newly formed Belgian states of Flanders and Wallonia.

Free trade “is one of the founding pillars of the EU” the U.S. said. “We have viewed and will continue to view the Netherlands as a strategic trade partner.”

The U.S. also reiterated that it continues to “support the reunification of Belgium.”

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