Obama win opens historic chance for peace, progress: PM

Published: Nov 08, 2012, 09:16 IST | Agencies |

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday congratulated US President Barack Obama on his re-election and personally committed to a "rewarding" association to build further on the global strategic partnership the two nations have built over the last four years, and for world peace and progress.

The prime minister, in a message, said the mandate for Obama to lead the US for four more years gave him a historic opportunity to continue to work for both the American people and for global peace and progress at “an admittedly difficult juncture” for the US and the world at large.

Manmohan Singh

“It gives me great pleasure to convey to you my warmest congratulations on your re-election as the president of the US,” he said in the message.

The prime minister said, “The renewed confidence that the people of your great country have reposed in you is as much a tribute to your qualities of head and heart as it is an indication of the faith that the American people have in your leadership.”

Manmohan Singh said his wife Gurcharan Kaur joined him in wishing Obama and Michelle, as well as their daughters Malia and Sasha, “good health, success and happiness as you prepare for a new term in office.”

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