I extend my congratulations to President Obama on his re-election to office. In winning this historic election, the President has a unique opportunity to realise his vision for the United States.
I had the honour of meeting the President during his first term and we vowed to develop the growing partnership between our nations. This relationship has strengthened and I hope that it will continue to do so in future years so that we can maintain regional peace, stability and prosperity for our people.
It is my hope that President Obama will continue in his efforts to foster understanding and respect between the United States and Muslims around the world. Many Malaysians enthusiastically followed the presidential election campaign – and as a moderate Muslim nation, Malaysia stands ready to help the United States as it seeks to better engage with those of Islamic faith.
DATO’ SRI MOHD NAJIB
7 NOVEMBER 2012