Exchange of Greetings With Dr. Walter Hallstein, President of the European Economic Community.
[ Released February 4, 1961. Dated February 2, 1961 ]
Dear Dr. Hallstein:
I deeply appreciate the kind expression of good wishes extended on behalf of yourself and the Commission of the European Economic Community.
It is my sincere hope that the years to come will see further steady progress toward the goals envisaged by the Treaty of Rome, an objective to which the United States will continue to lend its steadfast support.
The Government of the United States looks forward to close collaboration with the Commission of the EEC, and to the development of relationships between the European Economic Community and the United States, as well as other countries, which will redound to the benefit of the entire free world.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
[The Honorable Dr. Walter Hallstein, President of the Commission of the European Economic Community, Brussels, Belgium ]
Note: Dr. Hallstein's message, dated January 20, 1961, follows:
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On occasion of your assumption of office may I on my own behalf and on that of the Commission of the European Economic Community convey our warmest good wishes for the challenging years that lie ahead and for your success in tackling the manifold tasks that face us all. For our part, we look forward to a continuing, ever more fruitful friendship between the United States and the European Community.
John F. Kennedy, Exchange of Greetings With Dr. Walter Hallstein, President of the European Economic Community. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234600