Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the SECOND inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on the ceremony marking the inauguration of Barack Obama to a second term as the 44th President of the United States of America .
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my sincere congratulations to Barack Obama as he is sworn in for a second term as President of the United States of America .
“President Obama and I have worked very closely over the past four years, on promoting jobs, growth and prosperity and on international peace and security issues, and I look forward to strengthening our productive working relationship.
“The long-standing partnership between our two countries is defined by so many commonalities: we share the world's largest trading relationship, the world’s longest undefended border, and a deep mutual commitment to promoting freedom, human rights and the rule of law around the world.
“The success of the Canada-U.S. relationship is unrivaled, and I wish President Obama and his administration well as they embark on their second term in office.”
Barack Obama as President of the United States of America