Obama congratulates Simpson-Miller on election victory
Jamaica Prime Minister., Portia Simpson-Miller
(Jamaica Gleaner) – U.S. President Barack Obama today congratulated Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller on her recent election victory and to commend the Jamaican people for their dedication to democracy.
The leaders discussed their shared responsibility for enhancing citizen security and underscored the importance of economic growth in advancing the well being of all Jamaicans, a release from the United States Embassy in Kingston said.
President Obama also underscored the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Jamaican people, which includes the contributions of so many Jamaican-Americans.
The President said that he looked forward to working with the Prime Minister on bilateral and regional issues at the Summit of the Americas, which will occur in April 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia.