Harper congratulates Obama: Full statement

- November 7th, 2012

Here’s the statement just issued by Prime Minister Stephen Harper from New Delhi, India:

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON BARACK OBAMA’S RE-ELECTION AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate President Barack Obama on his victory in tonight’s election and on being re-elected by the American people for a second term.

“Canada and the United States enjoy one of the closest and most extensive relationships in the world.

“Over the last four years, the President and I have worked on several important bilateral initiatives to generate jobs and growth in both our countries. This includes the Beyond the Border Action Plan, which will speed up trade and travel across our borders while also enhancing security.

We are also working together with other partners to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which seeks to boost trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

“I look forward to working with the Obama Administration over the next four years to

continue finding ways to increase trade and investment flows between our countries. This includes putting in place the transportation and security infrastructure necessary to take bilateral commercial relations to new heights and reducing red tape so companies on both sides of the border can create more jobs.”

“I also look forward to continuing to work with President Obama on pressing global economic issues as well as on security challenges, such as those in Iran and Syria.

“I would also like to congratulate all incoming and re-elected Members of Congress and Governors. Close cooperation between our two countries will be essential as we seek to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity over the coming months and years.”

Categories: Foreign Affairs, US Politics

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6 comments

  1. Arias says:

    Except you won’t be prime minister for the next 4 years. We are looking to get rid of you in 2015. Do the math.

  2. nona sinclair says:

    congratulations to Obama!! I will be praying for you my friend,I am a Canadian,I am very proud of you.

  3. jen says:

    Arias, have no fear ‘the canadian media will see to that; that is for sure’.

    I wonder if Obama will tell his union buddies and environmentalist friends to stuffed it because he plans to work with Alberta’s XL PIPELINES when in truth Obama should have done so in the first place, but refused.

    If countries including canada do plan to work with Obama they will proceed cautiously. These countries are not going to play games with Obama and his antics.

  4. jen says:

    Nona sinclair you said that you are proud of Obama for ?
    Nevertheless, you are not alone, the canadian media wet themselves everytime Obama opens his mouth but what exactly did he do during the last four years is everyone’s guess. That’s right you have to guess because the wetty media are not going to tell you.

  5. Pike says:

    Jen, do you work for the PMO’s media control team?

    Speaking of “antics”, you’re obviously ignoring Harper’s for the last decade or two.

    btw, how many countries are now second guessing Harper and his ‘we’re wide open for business so bring it to us no matter who you are’ visit’s and his trade pacts from them when he’s now questioning China’s latest huge investing initiative?

  6. WELL DONE MR OBAMA ON ANOTHER 4 YEARS/WISHING YOU MUCH SUCESS IN YOUR SECOND TERM.

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