UPDATE 1-World leaders react to Joe Biden’s election victory

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Nov. 7 (Reuters) – Democrat Joe Biden took over the U.S. presidency on Saturday as voters narrowly rejected the tumultuous leadership of incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and accepted Biden’s promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix it. economy in a divided country. are reactions from world leaders: (statements or tweets, unless otherwise noted)

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as the next President and Vice President of the United States of America. Canada and the United States have an extraordinary relationship – a relationship unique to the world stage. “

“I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration and the United States Congress as we face the world‘s greatest challenges together.”

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL

“I look forward to future cooperation with President Biden. Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to meet the great challenges of our time.”

GERMAN MINISTER OF FOREIGNERS HEIKO MAAS

“We look forward to working with the next US administration. We want to invest in our cooperation, for a transatlantic restart and a New Deal.”

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON

“Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris for his historic achievement.

“The United States is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our common priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”

THE PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN YOSHIHIDE SUGA

“Warm congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the Japan-US Alliance and ensure peace, freedom and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. “

FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON

“The Americans have chosen their president. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome the challenges of today. Let’s work together!”

INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI

“Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory! As Vice President, your contribution to strengthening Indo-American relations has been crucial and invaluable. I look forward to working closely once again to carry Indo-American relations forward. Americans to greater heights. “

INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI, ON KAMALA HARRIS

“Warm congratulations @KamalaHarris! Your success is revolutionary and a matter of immense pride not only for your chittis, but also for all Indo-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant ties between India and the United States will grow stronger again thanks to your support and leadership. ”(Chittis is the Tamil word for“ aunts ”Harris used in his speech when accepting the Democratic Party nomination for vice-chair.)

PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN, IMRAN KHAN

“Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We look forward to President-elect Biden’s World Democracy Summit and work with him to end illegal tax havens and the stealth of national wealth by corrupt LDRs. We will also continue to work with the United States for peace in Afghanistan and the region. “

PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION COMMISSION URSULA VON DER LEYEN

“I warmly congratulate Mr. Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election and look forward to meeting him as soon as possible.

“The European Union and the United States are friends and allies, our citizens share the deepest bonds … As the world continues to change and new challenges and opportunities emerge, our renewed partnership will be of of particular importance. “

NATO SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG

“I warmly welcome the election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. I know Mr. Biden as a strong supporter of NATO and transatlantic relations.”

“U.S. leadership is more important than ever in an unpredictable world, and I look forward to working closely with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the new administration to further strengthen the bond between North America. North and Europe.

IRISH PRIME MINISTER MICHEAL MARTIN

“I warmly congratulate Joe Biden on his election as the 46th President of the United States. Ireland is proud of the election of Joe Biden, just as we are proud of all generations of Irish and Irish and their ancestors whose work and genius enriched the diversity that fuels America. “

IRAQ PRIME MINISTER MUSTAFA AL-KADHIMI

“I look forward to working with you to strengthen the strategic ties that unite Iraq and the United States, building on shared values ​​among our nations to overcome challenges together.”

POLISH PRESIDENT ANDRZEJ DUDA

“Kudos to @JoeBiden on a successful presidential campaign. As we await the nomination by the Electoral College, Poland is determined to maintain a high-level, high-quality PL-US strategic partnership for an even stronger alliance.”

UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKIY

“Kudos to @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris! Ukraine is optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the United States. Ukraine and the United States have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, the fight against corruption. Our friendship is only getting stronger! “

DUTCH PRIME MINISTER MARK RUTTE

“On behalf of the Dutch cabinet, I want to congratulate @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on their electoral victory after a close race. I look forward to continuing the strong bond between our countries and hope to be able to talk to him about these issues soon. “

NORWEGIAN PRIME MINISTER ERNA SOLBERG

“On behalf of the Norwegian government, I congratulate Joe Biden on his electoral victory. The United States is Norway’s most important ally and we work closely together in many areas.

“The world needs American leadership to solve major global challenges. We look forward to cooperating with the Biden administration in the United Nations Security Council and in efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.”

PETER BEYER, TRANSATLANTIC COORDINATOR OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT, SAID IN REUTERS

“We will have an American president who is interested in Europe and does not want to oppose each other.”

SPANISH PRIME MINISTER PEDRO SANCHEZ

“The American people have chosen the 46th President of the United States. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We wish you good luck and good luck. We look forward to cooperating with you in meeting the challenges that lie ahead,” he said. he declares. .

SPANISH MINISTER OF FOREIGNERS ARANCHA GONZALEZ LAYA

“Record civic participation, strong institutions and an elected president @JoeBiden with a first woman to serve as vice president @KamalaHarris. Looking forward to working together.”

GREEK PRIME MINISTER KYRIAKOS MITSOTAKIS

“Congratulations to the President-elect of the United States @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I am sure that under his presidency the relations between our countries will become even stronger.”

PRESIDENT ARGENTINA ALBERTO FERNANDEZ

“I congratulate the American people on the record high voter turnout, a clear expression of popular will. I salute @JoeBiden, the next President of the United States, and @KamalaHarris, who will be that country’s first female Vice President. “

PRESIDENT OF CHILE SEBASTIAN PINERA

“Congratulations, @JoeBiden, President-elect of the United States, and Vice President @KamalaHarris, on this victory. Chile and the United States share many values, such as freedom, the defense of human rights and challenges such as the commitment to peace and the protection of the environment. “

PRESIDENT OF PERU MARTIN VIZCARRA

“We applaud the massive turnout of the American people at the polls and congratulate @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on their recent election. We will work to strengthen democracy, multilateralism, international cooperation and preserve the environment.”

MARIO ABDO, PRESIDENT OF PARAGUAY

“We extend our congratulations to the President-elect of the United States @JoeBiden. We wish him every success and reaffirm our commitment to continue to strengthen bilateral relations on the basis of our common democratic principles and values.”

PRESIDENTIAL SPEAKER FOR THE PHILLIPINES HARRY ROQUE

“On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to former Vice President Joseph ‘Joe’ Biden on his election as the new President of the United States of America.”

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