Pompeo congratulated Ursula von der Leyen on his election as EC President.

“They reaffirmed that a strong partnership between the US and the EU is crucial for prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world,” the State Department said.

The parties also "expressed a common commitment to working together on a wide range of common problems."

In July, the European Parliament approved the appointment of Ursula von der Leyen to the post of head of the European Commission.