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NYT: Europe and America, Aligned for the Future

Author: Barack Obama
November 18, 2010

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In this New York Times Op-Ed, U.S. President Barack Obama reflects on the NATO summit and discusses the future of Europe-America relations.

With this week's NATO and United States-European Union summit meetings in Lisbon, I am proud to have visited Europe a half-dozen times as president. This reflects an enduring truth of American foreign policy our relationship with our European allies and partners is the cornerstone of our engagement with the world, and a catalyst for global cooperation.

With no other region does the United States have such a close alignment of values, interests, capabilities and goals. With the largest economic relationship in the world, trans-Atlantic trade supports millions of jobs in the United States and Europe and forms a foundation of our efforts to sustain the global economic recovery.

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