Recalling the fond memories of her visit in 2011 as the US Secretary of State, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday greeted Hillary Clinton for being nominated as the first woman candidate in the US presidential elections. It was last week, Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination as the first woman in the 240-year history of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
“Kindly accept my heartiest congratulations on clinching the nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the election of the President of the United States of America. It is a matter of immense pride and satisfaction for all the women in the world and in particular, women in democratic electoral politics that you have become the first woman to be a candidate of one of the two major political parties in the United States for the Presidency,” said Jayalalithaa in her message to Clinton, adding that “in creating history, you have given voice and hope to the cause of women empowerment across the world.”
Jayalalithaa also recalled her fond memories with Clinton during her US visit on July 20, 2011, when Clinton was the Secretary of State of the United States of America. “My best wishes are with you for the further stages of the campaign and for the Presidential Election in November this year. I have no doubt that as your political career peaks, you will continue to be a role model for women across the world,” she said.