Messages of congratulations today started toÂ pour in for President Obama from global leaders, including messages from alliesÂ Israel and Great Britain.
Not long after the president’s victory wasÂ announced, the prime ministers of Australia and Great Britain were the firstÂ world leaders to tweet their congratulations.
British Prime Minster David Cameron said heÂ was looking forward to working again with his ‘friend.’
‘Warm congratulations to my friendÂ @BarackObama,’ Cameron wrote on his Twitter account. ‘Look forward to continuingÂ to work together.’
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu also sentÂ his congratulates. ‘The strategic alliance between Israel and the US is strongerÂ than ever. I will continue to work with President Obama in order to assure theÂ interests that are vital to the security of the citizens of Israel,’ heÂ said.
Canadian PM Stephen Harper also issued aÂ statement saying: ‘I look forward to working with the ObamaÂ Administration.’
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard laterÂ followed up her tweet with a statement in which she urged Obama to play aÂ leading role in issues ranging from climate change to relations with Muslims.
‘I offer warm congratulations to PresidentÂ Barack Obama on his re-election and wish him every success for his second termÂ in office,’ she said in a statement.
‘U.S. leadership remains vital to meetingÂ global challenges; international financial stability and global economic growth,Â peace and security, and the impacts of our changing climate.’
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has alsoÂ congratulated Obama and highlighted strengthening relations.Â
‘It is my hope that President Obama willÂ continue in his efforts to foster understanding and respect between the UnitedÂ States and Muslims around the world,’ Najib said in a statement.
‘As a moderate Muslim nation, Malaysia standsÂ ready to help the United States as it seeks to better engage with those ofÂ Islamic faith.’
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, whoseÂ country is America’s biggest ally in Asia and hosts almost 40,000 of itsÂ military personnel, told reporters ‘we look forward to continued cooperation’Â following the president’s re-election.
Source: The Daily Mail