Leaders and senior representatives of governments around the world have congratulated the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, and they have expressed their confidence that the new tenant of the White House will open a new stage of relations with the North American power.
The first to celebrate the election result was the Irish Prime Minister, Micheal Martin: “Joe Biden has been a true friend of this country throughout his life and I am looking forward to working with him for the next few years,” he wrote on his Twitter, assuring that he also wants to “invite him back home when circumstances permit.
“Congratulations to Joe Biden for his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris for his historic achievement,” said the British Prime Minister. Boris Johnson, underlining that the United States is the “most important ally” of his country. “I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security».
Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/xrpE99W4c4
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 7, 2020
Congratulations to Biden and Harris were joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “Our two countries are aclose friends, partners and allies. We share a relationship that is unique on the world stage. I really want to work together and develop it with the two of you.
The president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, has expressed her desire to meet with Biden “at the first possible opportunity”, since the EU and the United States “are friends and allies”. «As the world changes and new challenges and opportunities, our renewed alliance will be of particular importance ”, he stressed.
I warmly congratulate @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris for their victory in the U.S. Presidential elections.
The EU and the USA are friends and allies, our citizens share the deepest of links. I look forward to working with President-elect Biden.
– Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) November 7, 2020
In this regard, he indicated that the European Commission is “willing to intensify cooperation with the new Administration and the new Congress to address the pressing challenges we face,” among which he highlighted the pandemic and the economic and social impact of the same, as well as “reinforcing our common security and reforming the multilateral system based on rules”, reports Europa Press.
In the same vein, the President of the European Council has pronounced, Charles Michel: “The EU is ready to enter into a strong transatlantic alliance,” he wrote. Among the issues that Europe wants to address together with the United States are “COVID-19, multilateralism, climate change and international trade,” he said.
In turn, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has highlighted that «America’s leadership is more important than ever in an unpredictable world “and has expressed his desire to work with the new Administration” to continue strengthening the bond between North America and Europe. “
“We need this collective strength to meet the many challenges ahead, including a more assertive Russia, andl International terrorism, cyber and missile threats, and a shift in the global balance of power with the emergence of China. We can only be safe and successful if we face these challenges together, “he stressed.
For his part, the Greek Prime Minister, Kiriakos Mitsotakis, has described Biden as “a true friend of Greece. I am sure that under his presidency, the relationship between our countries will be further strengthened, “he said, also on Twitter.
His Italian counterpart, Giuseppe Conte, has congratulated the “American people and institutions for the impressive participation of democratic vitality.” In addition, he has expressed his desire to work with the new president to “further strengthen the transatlantic relationship.”
“The Americans have elected their president. Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, “said French President Emmanuel Macron. “We have a lot to do to overcome the challenges of today. Let’s work together ”, he defended.
The Americans have appointed their President. Congratulation @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris ! We have a lot to do to meet the challenges of today. Let’s act together!
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 7, 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has wished «luck and success from the bottom of the heart»To Biden and congratulated Harris on the milestone of being the first vice president. “I am looking forward to working with President Biden in the future. Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of this time, “he stressed.
Congratulations have also arrived from other parts of the planet. The Colombian President, Ivan Duque, has wished Biden and Harris “the best success in their management.” “We will work together to strengthen the common agenda in trade, environment, security and the fight against transnational crime,” he said.
In turn, the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, has congratulated the Americans “for the record of participation in the elections, a clear expression of the popular will”, in addition to saluting the election of the new president and “the first female vice president of that country ». They have also congratulated the new president-elect and his vice president, the president of Chile, Sebastian Piñera, and that of Uruguay, Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou.
From the Middle East, congratulations have already arrived from both the Egyptian president, Abdelfatá al Sisi, and his counterpart in Lebanon, Michel Aoun, for now without the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has had an important ally in Donald Trump in these four years.
The discordant note is put by the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, which after scoffing in the last days of the “spectacle” of the US elections, has once again pronounced itself along the same lines. «This is an example of the ugly face of liberal democracy in America. Regardless of the result, one thing is absolutely clear, the definitive political, moral and civil decline of the American regime, ”he said.