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FLASHBACK: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, left and US President-elect Joe Biden share a light moment during the Caribbean Energy Security summit, back in May 2013.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory in the 2020 US presidential election.

On his Facebook page on Saturday, Rowley posted, “On behalf of the Government and people of T&T, extends warmest welcome and congratulations to United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

“Given the close familial ties of both our countries and our joint economic and security connections, we look forward to the strengthening of those bonds in the months and years ahead.

“We, as Caribbean people filled with pride, extend a special accolade to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as we acknowledge her Caribbean roots and wish both officeholders a very successful term, not only for the American citizens but for all the people of the world.”

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley also joined other world leaders in congratulating Biden and Harris on being elected to office.

In a statement omnday, Mottley said America had spoken and the world was inspired.

“The people and Government of Barbados warmly congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and his Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of colour to hold that position. I am sure that we in the Caribbean will look forward with optimism to working with the new administration to confront a number of global Issues from the awful pandemic to the climate crisis to the pursuit of racial justice.

“There is much work for the world to do if we are to lift up our people across the globe to fight these issues that know no boundaries but require character and leadership to defeat them,” Mottley said.