Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

Caricom chairman Dr Ralph Gonsalves has extended congratulations to President-elect of the United States Joseph Biden on his victory in the elections of November 3.

In a message sent on behalf of Caricom Heads of Government, he said: “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.

“Mr 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.

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

“The Community wishes President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris every success in their tenure.”