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EU says waiting for Biden to take office before commenting on cooperation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will wait for U.S. president-elect Joe Biden to take office before commenting on future cooperation with Washington, the 27-nation bloc’s executive Commission said on Monday.

“I think we should take things one step at a time,” spokesman Eric Mamer told a news briefing. “We have had now a process in the United States ... ongoing for a while and has now led to us welcoming the victory in the election of Joe Biden.”

“It is still very, very early days and therefore at the moment ... the EU is waiting for the new president-elect to take office before starting to comment on what this will imply when it comes to our relationship.”

Reporting by Jan Strupczewski and John Chalmers

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