CARIB | Nov 9, 2020

CARICOM hails US President-elect Joe Biden on win

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United States President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today congratulated President-elect of the United States Joe Biden, on his victory in the November 3 polls.

“The historic nature of this victory is exemplified by the election of Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, a person of Caribbean and South Asian descent, as the first woman to achieve that position,” the heads of government said in statement published on CARICOM’s website.

In their statement, the heads of government noted that Biden will assume office during one of the most challenging periods of recent history and “his vast experience will be of great value to the global community at this time”.

Biden will take office on January 20.

“The President-elect has been a friend to CARICOM and the Community looks forward to working with the new administration of the United States, in pursuing our common goal of advancing the wellbeing of our people,” the CARICOM statement read.

“It is a country with which the Community is inextricably linked through geography, shared values, familial ties, and economic and security relations.”

United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)

The regional grouping said it wished President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris every success in their tenure.

CARICOM member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St. Lucia, Suriname, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.


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