Press Advisories

21. 1. 2009 8:38

EU Presidency Statement on the inauguration of the new President of the United States

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union warmly welcomes the inauguration of Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America.

This event has generated great interest and optimism not only in the United States, but also in Europe, as it creates new encouraging perspectives and opportunities for further promoting the Euro-Atlantic community of interests and values.

As recent history has clearly shown us, acting together represents one of the best ways to respond to the needs and hopes of peoples on both sides of the Atlantic. Therefore, the European Union is looking forward to cooperating closely with the new US administration for the steady advancement of the transatlantic partnership and for its continuous adaptation to the tremendous challenges posed by a changing world.

We wish the new President the best of luck and success in tackling the many remarkable challenges that now lie ahead of him.

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