Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre, has hailed the the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the United States presidential election.
“Saint Lucians at home and around the world congratulate Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris on being elected to serve respectively as the President and Vice President of the United States of America (USA),” Pierre said in a post on his party’s official Facebook page.
The post was accompanied by a file photo of Biden and Harris.
“As the world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we are comforted in the leadership of the President-Elect and Vice President-Elect to decelerate the spread of the virus in the USA which is a global tourism hub and primary source market for Saint Lucia,” the former Tourism Minister observed.
“More specifically, this victory resonates with the people of the Caribbean, recognizing that Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is the daughter of a Jamaican immigrant, the first woman and person of color to be elected to one of the highest offices in the USA and the world,” Pierre said.
He explained that the Saint Lucia Labour Party recognises the importance of the USA’s bilateral relationship with Saint Lucia and the Caribbean and the integral role the USA will play in the recovery of the global economy.