Yesterday, world leaders sent congratulations to Joe Biden after winning the US presidential race and being elected the 46th President of the United States.
The leaders of Ireland, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy were quick to congratulate the President-elect and Vice President Kamala Harris, while the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission stressed the European Union’s desire to rebuild a “strong partnership” with the United States.
Ireland, a Democrat, congratulated Biden as an “elected president” of the United States and a loyal friend of his ancestral countries, expressing her confidence that he would be supportive of peace in Northern Ireland after Brexit. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron called for working “together” to “face the current challenges.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she looks forward to cooperating with President Biden.
“Our transatlantic friendship is indispensable if we want to address the formidable challenges of our time,” she tweeted. Merkel also stressed the fact that Harris will be the first female vice president elected in the United States.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I congratulate Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States, and I fully congratulate Harris on her historic achievement.” “The United States is our most important ally, and I look forward to cooperating closely on our common priorities, from climate change to trade and security,” he added.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Biden and Camille Harris on their election as President and Vice President of the United States of America. Canada and the United States enjoy an exceptional relationship – a unique relationship on the world stage.”
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg joined the well-wishers, expressing his hope for strengthening relations between the United States and Europe. “American leadership is no less important than ever in an unpredictable world,” Stoltenberg said on Twitter. “I look forward to working closely with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and the new administration to strengthen ties between North America and Europe.” “A strong NATO is good for North America and Europe,” he said.
In the Arab world, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States of America and his deputy, for their victory in the US presidential elections. He said in a tweet on “Twitter”, “Our relations for five decades are firm and strategic with the United States, and we wish this relationship more progress and solidarity with the newly elected president.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, said on Twitter yesterday: “My sincere congratulations to Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential elections and to Kamala Harris, Vice President, and I sincerely wish them success in achieving further progress for the friendly American people, the Emirates. And America has historical ties of friendship and a strong strategic alliance, and we will continue to strengthen them during the next stage.,”
The Jordanian monarch, King Abdullah II, congratulated the US President-elect, Joe Biden. He wrote on Twitter: “I look forward to working with you to strengthen the historic and solid partnership between Jordan and the United States, in favor of our common goals of peace, stability, and prosperity.”
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi congratulated Joe Biden and affirmed the aspiration for cooperation and joint work to strengthen the strategic bilateral relations between Egypt and the United States, including in the interest of the two friendly countries and peoples, and the German news agency quoted Ambassador Bassam Rady, spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun congratulated the elected US President, expressing “his hope that during his term there will be a balance in Lebanese-American relations, in the interest of the friendly Lebanese and American peoples,” according to the Lebanese Presidency’s Twitter account.
Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq sent a congratulatory telegram to Biden, in which he expressed his sincere congratulations “for winning the confidence of the American people and being elected as president for the next presidential term,” according to the Oman News Agency.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. My best wishes to the people of the United States and I look forward to working together to continue strengthening the friendship between our two countries.
Source: a awsat