Joe Biden the newly sworn-in US President, has been congratulated by some leaders from a different country of the world, and Vice President, Kamala Harris, expressing cautious optimism over future relations after four years of tumult under the former president, Donald Trump.
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor praised Joe Biden the new US president and vice president’s swearing-in ceremony as “a true celebration of American democracy.”
“I look forward to a new chapter of German-American friendship and cooperation,” said her spokesman Steffen Seibert, who quoted the chancellor on Twitter.
A Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who butted heads with Donald Trump over trade, said that “Canada and the United States enjoy one of the most unique relationships in the world.”
Minister Justin Trudeau said he looked forward to working with the new administration to promote climate action, clean economic growth, inclusion, and diversity.
On his part, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General, called Wednesday “the start of a new chapter.”
Jens Stoltenberg was shaken by Donald Trump’s frequent criticism, who often cast it as a drain on United States resources.
Similarly, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who appeared to have a chummy relationship with Donald Trump, congratulated Joe Biden “on being sworn in as President of the United States” and Harris “on her historic inauguration” on Twitter.
However, Nicola Sturgeon the Scottish First Minister was blunt in telling Scotland’s Parliament Trump wouldn’t be missed.
“I’m sure many of us across the chamber and across Scotland will be very happy to say cheerio to Donald Trump today,” British news agency P.A. Media reported her as saying.
While reacting, Giuseppe Conte the Italian Prime Minister tweeted that “this is a great day for democracy, reaching far beyond the American borders.”
On Giuseppe Conte’s part, Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin gave special mention to Harris, saying “my warmest congratulations! I look forward (to) working with you and the new administration.”
Sanna Marin named climate, human rights, and equality as areas of focus.
Also, Mette Frederiksen, Denmark’s Prime Minister said on Facebook that she hoped Joe Biden would become a unifying force “after the unrest and division” seen in American society.
Also, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison congratulated Joe Biden and Harris and said “the Australia-U.S. Alliance has never been more important.”
Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian President, an ally of Donald Trump, congratulated Joe Biden and said that he hoped the two countries could pursue a free trade deal, in a letter posted on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese Prime Minister, also congratulated Joe Biden and Harris and said he looked forward to “working with you and your team to strengthen our alliance and realize a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
Also, Moon Jae, South Korea’s President In has expressed hope for future strengthening of the two countries’ alliance: “America is back,” Moon wrote in a congratulatory message addressed to Joe Biden on Twitter.
On the same hand, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister who enjoyed a warm relationship with Donald Trump, also voiced optimism.
“I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance, to continue expanding peace between Israel and the Arab world, and to confront common challenges, chief among them the threat posed by Iran,” he said.
However, the Palestinians, hope Washington will dial down its pro-Israel stance.
President Mahmud Abbas of Palestinian also said, “we look forward to working together for peace and stability in the region and the world.”
Mahmud Abbas further expressed his readiness for “a comprehensive and just peace process that would achieve the wishes of the Palestinian people in freedom and independence.”
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