Mukherjee congratulates Obama on re-election
President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election, and said that India looks forward to the further progress of its co-operation in all these areas during your second term.
In his message to President Obama, Mukherjee said: "India and the United States share a bilateral partnership which has deepened and intensified in diverse and critical areas of co-operation during your first term in office. Ours is a relationship based on shared democratic values of individual liberty, pluralism and respect for the rule of law."
"We have built a strategic partnership in areas of shared interest, including matters relating to international peace and security, technological co-operation and in strengthening institutions of global governance. We look forward to the further progress of our co-operation in all these areas during your second term," he added.
Lauding Obama, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh earlier said: "Your mandate gives you a historic opportunity to continue to work for the welfare of the American people as also for global peace and progress at an admittedly difficult juncture, not just for the U.S., but indeed for the world at large."
"It gives me great pleasure to convey to you my warmest congratulations on your re-election as the President of the United States. 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," he added.
Defying the undertow of a slew economic recovery and high unemployment, Obama created history again by defeating his Republican foe Mitt Romney.