We look forward to a peaceful transfer of power in US: Dominica PM

Capitol Building incident in Washington, DC, United States.
Capitol Building incident in Washington, DC, United States.

Dominica: Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit was disheartened by the Capitol Building incident in Washington, DC, United States.

In his official statement on social media, the Dominican prime minister said, “Earlier on Thursday, a joint sitting of the United States Congress formalized the election victory of President-elect Joe Biden, who is set to be sworn in later this month.”

PM Skerrit pointed out, “We are encouraged that democracy will prevail in the United States in spite of the unfortunate scenes of insurrection which unfolded in the US Capitol on Wednesday.”

He added, “Like the rest of the democratic world, we were astounded by the occurrence which was an open assault on long-established democratic norms which have a strong tradition in our region.”

PM noted, “We look forward to a peaceful transfer of power in the United States on January 20, 2021.”

He added, “As the dominant power in our region, a strong, consistent, and reliable US democracy is indeed in the interest of all of our nations in the Caribbean.”

World leaders condemned incident :

Many world leaders condemned the undemocratic incident of the Capitol Building.
Office of the Belize Prime Minister also released the official statement. It said, “The Government of Belize condemns the brazen attempt to interrupt the constitutional order in the United States of America, which occurred on January 6, 2021.

The statement added, “The Government calls on the authorities to ensure a peaceful and lawful transfer of power as constitutionally mandated and which reflects the will of the people freely expressed in free and fair elections.”

Belize welcomes the Biden-Harris Administration and looks forward to a continued healthy and constructive working relationship with the United States of America.

Most Caribbean leaders condemned this incident with hard words; people who believe in democracy are sad due to this incident.

Caribbean peoples who believe in peace and belief in a democracy are hopeful for the US’s peaceful future and good relations with the Caribbean countries.

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