President Barack Obama is expected to meet European Union foreign ministers Monday over restrictions on travel to and from the continent following a surge in the Ebola outbreak, the White House announced Monday.
In a statement, the administration said Obama will “explore the implications of recent travel restrictions” and that he will “consider carefully the implications for the United States and our allies” and “the health of Americans and others abroad.”
“The President believes that the United Nations should take its role as a global leader to lead the fight against Ebola,” the statement said.
The president “will also be asking the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands to share their own experiences and recommendations on how the United Nation should respond to the epidemic.”
The White House said the meeting is expected “to address the importance of the global response to the Ebola crisis, the need for the international community to ensure the security of the international borders and to provide for the health of U.S. citizens and the travel of American citizens to and through the countries affected by the outbreak.”
The U.N. and the European Union are all working to help stem the spread of the virus and coordinate the international response.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.