Douglas continued in his message by indicating to President Obama that, “Your diligence, tenacity, and fervour of the first four years have inspired them to believe that indeed, ‘the best is yet to come.” The Prime Minister sent his message also on behalf of the Government and People of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Douglas said the U.S. President has been afforded a great opportunity to pursue his goal of building on the progress he has begun, reaching across the aisle to build consensus for the common good.
In the message the St. Kitts and Nevis leader reminded Obama that the infectious sentiment of hope with which he 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,” PM Douglas.
The Caribbean leader though was also 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.”
He continued by suggesting that the global challenges which continue to confront the Caribbean and the UAS, can only be surmounted together and as hemispheric counterparts, they should recommit to the tasks ahead to ensure that the shared destiny will remain stable, secure and peaceful.
President Obama was returned for his second term following Tuesday’s (6th November, 2012), elections in the United States, defeating his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.