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Congratulation message to President Obama on his re-election

President Obama (c) EU

"We have the pleasure of extending our warm congratulations to President Obama on his re-election as President of the USA," said European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy in a joint statement this morning.

"The United States is a key strategic partner of the European Union and we look forward to continuing the close cooperation established with President Obama over these last four years, to further strengthening our bilateral ties and to jointly addressing global challenges, including in the fields of security and economy.

Creation of growth and jobs remains a priority for both the US and the EU and we will continue to work with President Obama to unlock the unparalleled potential of the transatlantic market. We are also ready to continue our intense cooperation in foreign policy issues and in the promotion of our common values. We look forward to meeting President Obama at an early date in order to reconfirm our priorities and provide renewed impetus to our joint action."