Mogherini concerned over possible loss of global leadership by U.S.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini is concerned about the United States possibly losing global leadership, she said following her two-day visit to Washington, Die Welt reports.
"I have never seen the U.S. so polarized, so divided and confronted with conflicts as now.However, those who want to play a role of a global leader must also be strong, self-assured and united," Mogherini told Die Welt.
The High Commissioner is afraid that these developments could also have a negative impact on global stability. "If the world’s greatest democracy is going through tensions of such strength, then it can be a destabilizing factor for the rest of the world," said Mogherini.
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