World leaders stated they had been wanting ahead to working with Joe Biden, because the Democrat was sworn in as US president after 4 turbulent years below Donald Trump.
– European Union –
Charles Michel, president of the European Council, tweeted congratulations to each Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, including: “It is time to deliver again conviction & frequent sense and rejuvenate our EU-US relationship.”
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen stated: “Europe is prepared for a recent begin.”
– Iran –
President Hassan Rouhani hailed the departure of “tyrant” Trump, Tehran having repeatedly referred to as on Washington to raise sanctions imposed over its nuclear drive.
“We count on (the Biden administration) to return to regulation and to commitments, and check out within the subsequent 4 years, if they will, to take away the stains of the previous 4 years,” stated Rouhani.
Biden’s administration desires the USA again within the landmark Iran nuclear accord, from which Trump withdrew, supplied Tehran returns to strict compliance.
– Israel –
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Biden to “strengthen,” a long-standing alliance between the 2 international locations.
“I look ahead to working with you to additional strengthen the US-Israel alliance, to proceed increasing peace between Israel and the Arab world and to confront frequent challenges, chief amongst them the risk posed by Iran,” Netanyahu stated in a video.
– NATO –
“The bond between North America and Europe is the bedrock of our safety, and a robust NATO is nice for each North America and Europe,” stated NATO Common Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.
“NATO Allies want to face collectively to deal with the safety penalties of the rise of China, the specter of terrorism, together with in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a extra assertive Russia.”
– The Vatican –
Pope Francis urged Biden to advertise “reconciliation and peace” around the globe.
“At a time when the grave crises dealing with our human household name for far-sighted and united responses, I pray that your choices will probably be guided by a priority for constructing a society marked by genuine justice and freedom,” the pope stated.
– Russia –
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated Russia would search “good relations with the USA”, whereas a international ministry assertion stated they anticipated a “extra constructive” method to imminent arms management talks.
The US and Russia are to debate extending the landmark 2010 New START nuclear weapons accord shortly after Biden’s swearing in. The final remaining nuclear pact between the international locations, it limits all sides to 1,500 nuclear warheads and is about to run out February 5.
– Germany –
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Europe’s largest economic system, stated he was “enormously relieved” Biden was changing Trump as US president, calling it a “good day for democracy”.
Germany appeared ahead “to figuring out we once more have the US at our facet as an indispensable companion” in addressing “the coronavirus pandemic, local weather change, safety points, arms management and disarmament, and lots of pressing conflicts around the globe”.
– France –
French authorities spokesman Gabriel Attal stated Biden’s commitments to rejoin the World Well being Group, which leads the worldwide response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Paris local weather treaty had been “extraordinarily vital” following Trump’s exit from them.
– Britain –
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has confronted criticism over his shut relationship with Trump, stated he was wanting ahead to “working intently” with Biden.
“In our combat in opposition to Covid and throughout local weather change, defence, safety and in selling and defending democracy, our objectives are the identical and our nations will work hand in hand to attain them,” he stated.
– Eire –
“As we speak a real good friend of Eire @JoeBiden turned the 46th President of the USA,” Prime Minister Micheal Martin wrote on Twitter.
“It’s a day of historical past and hope and I look ahead to forging ever nearer ties between our two nice nations.”
– Canada –
“Our two international locations are greater than neighbours – we’re shut buddies, companions, and allies,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated, pledging Canada’s cooperation in combating the coronavirus pandemic, for local weather motion and for a sustainable financial restoration.
– India –
Prime Minister Narenda Modi tweeted: “My warmest congratulations to @JoeBiden on his assumption of workplace as President of the USA of America. I look ahead to working with him to strengthen India-US strategic partnership.”
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