World Leaders Congratulates U.S. President Obama on his Re-election
World leaders congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama as he won re-election against Mitt Romney for the 2012 presidential election. Chinese President Hu Jintao said that the U.S. China relations have made positive progress in the past years due to a joint effort of both countries.
President Jintao also said that china is willing to work with the U.S. in the future to further strengthen relations and strive for new progress in their relations to bring greater benefit to the two countries as well. European Union President Herman van Rompyu and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso also sent their congratulatory messages and are looking forward to work for further cooperation as well.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that Canada and the U.S. has the one of most closest and extensive relationship in the world, he and Obama have worked on important bilateral initiatives that help generate jobs and growth in both countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Obama congratulating him on the victory, and called Obama in person to personally congratulate him. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda have also sent congratulatory messages.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said he also looked forward in working with Obama, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel cited her close and friendly cooperation with Obama in regards to the ongoing financial crisis, peacekeeping in Afghanistan and their efforts in controlling Iran’s nuclear program.