World leaders congratulate Obama on re-election
World leaders have congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama for winning the 2012 White House race.
China's foreign ministry said that the country's leader Hu Jintao congratulated the Democrat, noting 'positive progress' Sino-US relations the past four years.
"President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao sent messages of congratulations to President Obama on his being re-elected president of the United States," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.
According to the News, German Chancellor Angela Merkel also congratulated Obama in a letter released by her office.
"I have deeply appreciated our many meetings and conversations about all the issues involved in developing the German-American and the transatlantic relationship, not least in overcoming the global financial and economic crisis," she wrote.
British Prime Minister David Cameron sent his congratulations to Obama, calling him a 'very successful US president'
"I think he's a very successful US president and I look forward to working with him in the future," he said.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard also offered congratulations Obama on behalf of the government and people of her country.
"On behalf of the government and people of Australia, I offer warm congratulations to President Barack Obama on his re-election and wish him every success for his second term in office," she said in a statement.
According to the report, Russian President Vladimir Putin had also send Obama a telegram congratulating him on victory in presidential elections.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will continue working with Obama and was ready to 'go as far as the US administration is willing to go'.