Canadian leader Justin Trudeau emphasized the close alliance between Canada and the US in his remarks.
“Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Trudeau wrote on Twitter.
“Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies. We share a unique world-class relationship. I really look forward to cooperating and building relationships. that relationship with both of you. “
In Europe, the responses were led by Irish politicians.
“I want to congratulate the newly elected President of the United States [Joe Biden]”Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin tweeted after the results came out.
Martin also mentioned Biden’s Irish American heritage, adding: “Joe Biden has been a real friend of this country all his life and I look forward to working with him in next year. I also look forward to welcoming him home when circumstances permit! “
Irish Health Minister Simon Coveney said the country̵7;s government “looks forward to working with [Biden/Harris] presidency to maintain and strengthen Irish American relations, and more. “
‘Welcome back to America!’
In France, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also responded on Twitter, declaring “Welcome back to America!”
“As we prepare to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, this victory represents our need to act together like never before, in the midst of a climate emergency,” she wrote.
The US pulled out of the landmark deal earlier this week.
French President Emmanuel Macron also posted a passionate tweet, writing: “The Americans have chosen their President. We still have a lot of work to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work hard together!
The sense of Biden’s election reinforces the US’s global role also reiterated in other European statements.
Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the German Foreign Affairs Commission, said he was “delighted for all of my American friends and for this wonderful opportunity to revive our transatlantic friendship”, while Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany wants “to invest in our cooperation for a new transatlantic start, a new deal.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the Biden and Harris victory meant it was time to “return to building bridges, not walls” to dig deeper into the General’s policy of building the wall on the US-Mexico border. President Trump.
Khan and Trump have clashed several times over the years.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also congratulated Biden and Harris, while emphasizing the importance of transatlantic relations.
“Congratulations Joe Biden on her election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris on her historic achievement,” Johnson said on Twitter.
“The United States is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”
The Johnson and Trump administrations are believed to be close allies and British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab has been interested in recognizing the White House incumbent.
“It is a contest close and [Donald Trump] have fought hard, “he wrote on Twitter.
‘Shared preferences are important’
Some politicians with closer ties to Trump have been more silent in congratulations and have taken time to reflect on the incumbent president’s achievements.
In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to respond, but a host of politicians from the country congratulated Biden and Harris.
Netanyahu has worked closely with the White House on Middle East policy in recent years.
“Congratulations to my friend President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Our national relations are based on deep values and important shared interests that I know. will be the focus of your administration, “said opposition party leader Yair Lapid.
Amir Peretz, head of the Labor Party, and a minister in Mr. Netanyahu’s coalition government also offered a diplomatic tone.
“I congratulate Chairman Joe Biden’s election and wish him success,” Peretz wrote on Twitter Saturday.
“I thank you [President] Trump for bringing achievements as a friend of Israel such as peace agreements. The United States has once again proven that democracy is the foundation of the state’s existence. “
Historical Night by Kamala Harris
The significance of Harris’s victory as Vice President-elect is not lost on the world stage. Saturday’s elections made Harris the first woman to be elected vice president, not to mention the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to achieve this.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, “best regards” on Twitter.
“Your success is groundbreaking, and a great pride not only to your chittis but for all Indian Americans,” Modi writes.
“Chitti” is a Tamil word used for a person’s mother’s sisters.
The Indian leader is a close ally of Trump but said he is confident that “the vibrant relationship between India and the United States will be stronger and stronger” with Harris support.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Indian opposition figure Rahul Gandhi all came to congratulate Harris on her breakthrough achievements.
In Colombia, the mayor of Bogota Claudia Lopez has been particularly harsh on Twitter.
“How proud it is that a woman, Afro, Indian, Jamaican, a wonderful professional and extraordinary leader, becomes the Vice President of the United States for the first time!” Lopez writes.
“For every woman who wins, we all win!”
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