Statement of the First TPN Presidents
We warmly welcome the creation of the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) and congratulate those who have been involved in establishing it.
The values and interests we share together make the EU/US relationship a vital one for our mutual prosperity. We attach a great deal of importance to an intensified transatlantic dialogue on a strategic level in which politicians and representatives of the business community participate bearing in mind that such a dialogue should contribute to greater cooperation and understanding globally.
We are confident that the TPN is helping to foster a new spirit of cooperation and contributes to positive policy developments at an international level. We look forward to continued success for the TPN. It is a pleasure for us to be involved as Honorary Presidents.
EU Honorary President
Chairman and Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs International and
Chairman, British Petroleum Company plc.
Robert S. Strauss
US Honorary President
Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Former US Ambassador to Russia, former US Special Trade Representative,
former Special Envoy to the Middle East