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World congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. presidential election win

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WASHINGTON — Leaders from around the globe congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Saturday.

U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his congratulations, calling Harris’ accomplishment of changing into the primary girl and particular person of colour elected to the vice presidency a “historic achievement.”

“The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security,” he wrote.

In a pair of tweets, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally congratulated Biden and Harris.

Modi mentioned of Harris, who’s the daughter of an Indian mom and a Jamaican father, that her “success is pathbreaking.” He additionally added that her success was of immense pleasure for all Indian-Americans.

“I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership,” Modi wrote.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo have been additionally amongst these to congratulate Harris on her historic achievement.

In a press release, Merkel added, “Congratulations! The American citizens have made their decision,” Merkel mentioned in a press release. “I am looking forward to working with President Biden in the future. Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to master the great challenges of our time.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote, “Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.”

In a press release, the Canadian chief mentioned he would work with the United States to “advance peace and inclusion, economic prosperity, and climate action around the world”.  

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg congratulated Biden, calling him a “strong supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship.

“US management is as vital as ever in an unpredictable world, and I sit up for working very intently with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the brand new administration to additional strengthen the bond between North America and Europe,” he said.

“A robust NATO is sweet for North America and good for Europe.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she “warmly” congratulated Biden in a statement on Twitter and said, “The European Commission stands prepared to accentuate cooperation with the brand new Administration and the brand new Congress to handle urgent challenges we face.”

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote in a tweet: “The Americans have chosen their President. We have loads to do to beat as we speak’s challenges. Let’s work collectively!”

And in Paris, the city’s mayor reacted on Twitter by writing “Welcome again America!”

“While we’re about to have a good time the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, this victory symbolizes our have to act collectively greater than ever, in view of local weather emergency,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote.

From the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan congratulated Biden and Harris on Saturday via tweet.

“Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on profitable the U.S. elections. Our honest needs for additional improvement and prosperity for the American individuals. The UAE and USA are buddies and allies with a robust historic partnership that we sit up for strengthening collectively,” the Crown Prince wrote.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also congratulated America’s newest administration and wrote on Twitter, “Our friendship turns into solely stronger!”

Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, congratulated America’s next leaders and said he hopes to speak to president-elect Biden soon.

“On behalf of the Dutch cupboard I want to congratulate with their election victory after a detailed race,” Rutte added on Twitter.

President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga tweeted a picture of Biden and Harris and wrote in English, German and French her congratulations.

“This is a robust sign,” Sommaruga wrote, adding that the Swiss and U.S. relationship will “proceed to develop and thrive beneath the brand new administration.”

CNBC’s Lauren Feiner contributed to this report.


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