PM Douglas tells President Obama his re-election provides opportunity to build consensus

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas (center) flanked by United States President the Hon. Barack Obama (right) and First Lady Michelle Obama (left). WHITE HOUSE PHOTO

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 7TH 2012 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has joined world leaders in sending congratulations to United States President, the Hon. Barack Obama on Tuesday’s resounding election victory for a second four-year term.

“The American people have reaffirmed their faith and confidence in your vision, your leadership and your ability to move the country forward in the face of differences and diversity. Your diligence, tenacity, and fervor of the first four years have inspired them to believe that indeed, ‘the best is yet to come,” said Prime Minister Douglas in his message on behalf of the Government and People of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Dr. Douglas told the U.S. President that he has been “afforded a great opportunity to pursue your goal of building on the progress you have begun, reaching across the aisle to build consensus for the common good.”

“The infectious sentiment of hope with which you began the first term has returned to infuse the road ahead. Although destined to be beset by immense challenges, I believe that this spirit of optimism will pervade during the coming years, contributing to a legacy of hope at the end of your tenure as the first African American President of the great United States of America,” said the message.

Prime Minister Douglas told President Obama he was hopeful that the longstanding and excellent relations between the United States and St Kitts and Nevis and indeed with the entire region, “will be strengthened even further through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and similar cooperation programmes.”

“The global challenges which continue to confront us can only be surmounted together and as hemispheric counterparts, let us recommit to the tasks ahead to ensure that our shared destiny will remain stable, secure and peaceful,” said the St. Kitts and Nevis leader.

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