Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne, early on Saturday, following the declaration in the United States, that Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States, sent a letter of congratulations recalling their work together while he served as Vice President in a Barack Obama administration.
“I recall our work together, while you served as Vice President, to advance the security and well-being of the United States and its neighbours in the Caribbean. I especially recall, with appreciation, the work that you had started on building security in energy and my participation with you in conferences to facilitate progress in this vital area,” Prime Minister Browne letter pointed out.
The country’s leader also recalled that it was on today’s date, November 7th, 48 years ago when Joe Biden were first elected to Congress as a 29-year old. “Your stamina and energy – _and most importantly your commitment to public service for the people of the United States has been exemplary and outstanding,” Prime Minister Browne said.
“As you begin to plan for your assumption of office in January 2021, I know that you will be cognizant the Caribbean is the “third border” of the United States and that our governments have a joint responsibility to cooperate in economic and social development that will keep our collective neighbourhood prosperous,” he said.
Prime Minster Browne also outlined that he looks forward to both governments working closely together to meet the great challenges of our time, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, restoring their economies to full strength, putting our people into the fullest employment possible, tackling the existential threat posed by climate change, and making the world a safer place for all.
Prime Minister Browne concluded his message by wishing President Elect Joe Biden every success as he prepares to take up office. “I pray for the success of your administration and for the well-being of all people of the United States.” (Ends)