Stuart, Mottley congratulate president-elect Trump
PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has congratulated President-Elect of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump, on his recent victory at the polls in the elections.
In correspondence sent to Trump, Stuart said: “The people of the United States of America have voted for your agenda for change and entrusted you with the very important mandate of advancing their economic and social aspirations.”
He noted that Barbados was committed to building on its longstanding relationship with the United States of America in every sphere of engagement.
“My Government and I look forward to working closely with you and the members of your administration on initiatives of mutual interest to our countries, especially pertaining to climate change, energy security, general security matters, sustainable development and the enhancement of trade relations,” Stuart stressed.
He pointed out Barbados stood ready to partner with the USA within regional and multilateral fora on issues related to shared concerns, to the advancement and progress of their people.
The Prime Minister offered Trump his very best wishes as he seeks to realise the ambitions that he enunciated for the growth and development of the United States of America.
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley also extended congratulations to the new American president.
“The voters of America have spoken clearly that they are fully supportive of the ideal of making America great again. It is clear that people want to be more involved in decisions that affect them and to be able to benefit from the creation of wealth in the country in which they live. This is a feeling that is being expressed all across the western world.
“It is a clear message that it cannot be business as usual in the manner in which we represent our people and govern our countries. People are demanding more and better.
“We wish President Elect Trump all of the very best in his endeavours as he sets out on his mission to lead the American people over the next 4 years.
“The United States of America has been one of our closest neighbours. Our relationship goes back centuries. A stronger America portends well for a stronger hemisphere and a stronger Caribbean.” (BGIS/PR)