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27th May 2019

Kissinger to repair transatlantic rift

Facing the greatest transatlantic rift in 50 years, US former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers have been appointed by the US-based Council on Foreign Relations, (CFR) to co-chair a task force on a new American policy toward Europe.

"I can't imagine two more able people than Henry Kissinger and Larry Summers to take on this challenge", said Council President Leslie H. Gelb in a press release.

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  • The task force will bring together leaders from business, former senior government officials and policy experts to issue a report that will address the rift. (Photo: EUobserver)

The task force will bring together leaders from business, former senior government officials and policy experts to issue a report that will address the rift. The group will also include a number of European experts.

The CFR is a non-partisan national membership organisation founded in 1921. The Council's mission is to increase America's understanding of the world and contribute ideas to US foreign policy.

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