Messages of congratulations today started to  pour in for President Obama from global leaders, including messages from allies  Israel and Great Britain.

Not long after the president’s victory was  announced, the prime ministers of Australia and Great Britain were the first  world leaders to tweet their congratulations.

British Prime Minster David Cameron said he  was looking forward to working again with his ‘friend.’

‘Warm congratulations to my friend  @BarackObama,’ Cameron wrote on his Twitter account. ‘Look forward to continuing  to work together.’

Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard sent  her congratulations via Twitter as well. ‘My sincere congratulations to  President @BarackObama on your re-election! JG’ she tweeted.

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu also sent  his congratulates. ‘The strategic alliance between Israel and the US is stronger  than ever. I will continue to work with President Obama in order to assure the  interests that are vital to the security of the citizens of Israel,’ he  said.

Canadian PM Stephen Harper also issued a  statement saying: ‘I look forward to working with the Obama  Administration.’

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard later  followed up her tweet with a statement in which she urged Obama to play a  leading role in issues ranging from climate change to relations with Muslims.

‘I offer warm congratulations to President  Barack Obama on his re-election and wish him every success for his second term  in office,’ she said in a statement.

‘U.S. leadership remains vital to meeting  global challenges; international financial stability and global economic growth,  peace and security, and the impacts of our changing climate.’

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has also  congratulated Obama and highlighted strengthening relations. 

‘It is my hope that President Obama will  continue in his efforts to foster understanding and respect between the United  States and Muslims around the world,’ Najib said in a statement.

‘As a moderate Muslim nation, Malaysia stands  ready to help the United States as it seeks to better engage with those of  Islamic faith.’

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, whose  country is America’s biggest ally in Asia and hosts almost 40,000 of its  military personnel, told reporters ‘we look forward to continued cooperation’  following the president’s re-election.

Source: The Daily Mail


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