By Sharleene Lindsay
(St. Lucia News Online) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their victory in the US elections.
Chastanet, writing on his official Facebook page, said the US has long been a friend of Saint Lucia and he looks forward to this relationship continuing.
Here is the prime minister’s full statement: “I have been watching along with you and the rest of the world, the elections in the United States. The results indicate that the American people have decided that Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris will be their leaders.
“On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, I congratulate the President-elect and Vice President-elect. The United States has long been a friend to Saint Lucia and we very much look forward to that relationship continuing. Initiatives important to our mutual interests include economic prosperity, climate change and security.”
Biden was elected the 46th president of the US after he reached the 270 votes needed to secure a majority in the electoral college. His Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the daughter of a Jamaican immigrant and the first woman of colour to hold the post.