Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business (BAB) Releases Statement in Anticipation of President Trump’s Visit to the UK

31 May 2019

In anticipation of the official State visit by the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, BritishAmerican Business CEO, Duncan Edwards, released the following statement:

“On behalf of the transatlantic business community, we welcome the President’s visit to the UK. This visit should remind us all of the importance of the unwavering special relationship between our two countries. That the centrepiece of the visit is the D-Day 75th Anniversary commemorations in Portsmouth that the President will be attending, is entirely appropriate. Both countries should reflect on the sacrifice of the Allied troops that fought and died during the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. Such selfless commitment to a resolution of the global crisis epitomises the shared values of our two countries that have largely shaped the global narrative for the last 75 years.

BritishAmerican Business is proud to be the voice of transatlantic trade and investment and support the strong business ties that underpin this relationship today. The President’s visit also serves as a reminder of the role that political partnerships between countries and leaders play to foster job creation and economic growth. Every day, more than 1.5 million people in the UK go to work for a US company; and almost 1.3 million Americans are employed by British businesses there.

It is a critical time for the US and the UK to demonstrate that the relationship transcends temporary political challenges and remains an anchor of stability and emblem of liberty for the world.

We look forward to this visit increasing the momentum towards an ever-closer relationship between the United Kingdom and United States and remain ready to support efforts to open a new chapter in the transatlantic trade and investment relationship.”


Contact: Dominic Parker, Communications Manager dparker@babinc.org | 020 7290 9882 | +44 7500 115 352

About BritishAmerican Business

BritishAmerican Business (BAB) is an exclusive members’ organization; we create networking opportunities for our members, which often lead to business opportunities, through the events and programming that we run. As a policy and advocacy organization we are the voice of transatlantic business; we support policies and action that will protect and enhance the environment for trade and investment between the US and UK.

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