Sultan congratulates US President Obama

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a congratulatory message to Barack H Obama, President of the United States of America on the occasion of his victory in the presidential elections in the Unites States of America.

In the message, His Majesty congratulated Obama on his re-election as President of the United States of America. His Majesty wished Obama continued success in his second term as president and looked forward to continuing to work together to strengthen the long-standing bilateral ties and the important partnership in the region.

In ending the message, His Majesty conveyed his kindest regards and best wishes to the US President and his family.

President Obama told cheering supporters early Wednesday that "the best is yet to come" for the United States as he stormed to a second term by defeating Republican Mitt Romney, AFP reported.

After taking the stage at a raucous Chicago victory party with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, Obama returned to the themes of his re-election bid, vowing to fight for the middle class and the American dream.

"In this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. We have fought our way back," Obama told hundreds of cheering supporters. - Borneo Bulletin (8 November 2012)