Posted September 02, 2018 12:29:19 The United States will be allowed to travel into Europe and the Middle East as early as September 20, the U: Europe and Central Asia Office of the Department of State said Thursday.
The statement came in response to a letter sent to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by President Donald Trump.
“I understand your concern over the possible travel ban on individuals from the six countries mentioned above and the travel ban in general.
But I think it’s important to recognize that the president has already indicated that he wants to keep the United States safe,” said Secretary of State Jeh Johnson.
“As we’ve said from the beginning of the administration, we will continue to work together on matters of mutual interest, but we are also committed to the principles of mutual respect and cooperation that the United Nations General Assembly adopted this past December.
I would urge the European Union to do likewise, and urge the United Kingdom to do the same,” she added.
The United Kingdom and the European Commission are expected to meet in Brussels on Friday to discuss the issue.