Statement of the First 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.

Peter Sutherland
EU Honorary President

Chairman & Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International
Former Chairman, British Petroleum Company PLC
Former Group Secretary and General Counsel of WTO
Former member of the European Commission

Robert S. Strauss
US Honorary President

Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
Former US Ambassador to Russia
Former US Special Trade Representative
Former Special Envoy to the Middle East