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World leaders congratulate Biden-Harris for their victory

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
November 08, 2020 06:22 IST
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World leaders from across the political spectrum congratulated Joe Biden who became the president-elect of the United States, and Kamala Harris who made history as the first female to serve as the vice president.

IMAGE: Cardboard cut-outs of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are seen as people celebrate at Black Lives Matter Plaza after media announced that Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, near the White House in Washington. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

In a tweet, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson extended his wishes to Biden and Harris for their historic achievement. "Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as president of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her 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 said.


London Mayor Sadiq Khan took to Facebook, congratulating Biden and Harris on their well-deserved win.

"London looks forward to working with you -- it's time to get back to building bridges, not walls," he added.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg stated the US to be Norway's most important ally and we work closely together in many areas.

"On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I congratulate Joe Biden on his election victory. The US is Norway's most important ally and we work closely together in many areas. I look forward to developing our cooperation with the US under Mr Biden's and Kamala Harris leadership," Solberg wrote on Twitter.

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo took to Twitter writing, "Congratulations Joe Biden with your election as 46th President of the United States. A record number of people have cast their vote in this election. This illustrates the vibrancy of American political life and its democracy."

Other leaders including First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece and President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa extended their wishes.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also extended his greetings saying, our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies.

"We share a relationship that's unique on the world stage. I am really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both," he added.

Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland congratulated Harris saying, "This is a big and special moment."

"The first woman in the White House -- and the first woman of colour too. This is a big and special moment," Sturgeon tweeted.

"Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and to history-making Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris," Sturgeon added.

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter: "Good that finally, we have some clear numbers. We look forward to working with the next US government. We want to invest in our cooperation for a new transatlantic beginning, a new deal."

From India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Biden saying: "Congratulation to Joe Biden on your spectacular victory! As the VP, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights."

"Heartiest congratulations Kamala Harris! Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership," he added.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
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