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NYT: Europe and America, Aligned for the Future

Author: Barack Obama
November 18, 2010


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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