SOLOMON ISLANDS PRIME MINISTER DR.DEREK SIKUA CONGRATULATES OBAMA
In a letter to Obama today, Dr Sikua says it is with immense pleasure that the government and people of Solomon Islands join him in conveying the deepest and heartfelt congratulations on his historic election as President-Elect of the USA.
He says Solomon Islands and the US share a long, warm and historic relations spanning over a period of more than 62 years, which saw the 35th President of the US proudly serving his country in Solomon Islands during World War Two.
Prime Minister Sikua says Mr Obama's election comes at an important juncture when the world is facing so many challenges from climate change to financial crisis.
Dr Sikua says towards this end, Solomon Islands looks to Mr Obama's leadership with hope and confidence he will address these challenges and redefine the US relations with the Pacific region and Solomon Islands.
Dr Sikua says Solomon Islands reaffirms its keenness to strengthen and expand cooperation between the two countries on issues of mutual interest for the benefit of the people.He wishes Mr Obama and his family and people of the US every success as he prepares to take on his new leadership role.