These are some of the world leaders who reacted to the inauguration of Biden and Harris after taking office around noon.
Sebastian Kurz, the Chancellor of Austria, spoke of the “common values” and “global challenges” that Europe and the US face in this new era of Biden-Harris.
“Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for today’s inauguration. Europe and the United States share common values and our strong partnership is crucial to addressing global challenges such as the covi-19 pandemic or climate change, ”Kurz tweeted.
Congratulations to President @JoeBiden & Vice-President @KamalaHarris on today’s #Inauguration2021 . Europe & the United States share common values and our strong partnership is crucial to address global challenges such as the #COVID19-pandemic or climate change.
– Sebastian Kurz (@sebastiankurz) January 20, 2021
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said that Biden’s presidency is a “new chapter for relations between Europe and the US”, noting that Biden “is clearly in favor of strong transatlantic ties.”
«[Biden] He is a staunch multilateralist who supports the Paris Climate Agreement and considers NATO to be the cornerstone of our common defense policy, ”De Croo wrote in a statement. “His arrival in office reaffirms the Western alliance firmly on its two legs: the European and the American. I look forward to working with him and his government. Belgium and the United States share many interests, which are best served when we work together.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Biden and highlighted the bilateral relations of the two countries.
“Canada and the United States enjoy one of the most unique relationships in the world, built on a shared commitment to democratic values, common interests, and strong economic and security ties. Our two countries are more than neighbors: we are close friends, partners and allies, ”said Trudeau.
“I look forward to working with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, their administration and the United States Congress as we strive to make our countries safer, more prosperous and more resilient.”
Pope Francis congratulated Biden and expressed his best wishes in his administration.
“On the occasion of his inauguration as the forty-sixth president of the United States, I express my best wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant him wisdom and strength in the exercise of his high office,” says a statement from the Vatican.
“Under your leadership, may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding. At a time when the serious crises facing our human family demand united and forward-thinking responses, I pray that their decisions are guided by concern for building a society marked by authentic justice and freedom, along with respect. infallible of the rights and dignity of each person, especially the poor, the vulnerable and those who have no voice, ”said the pontiff.
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, said it is time to “regain conviction and common sense” and strengthen relations between Europe and the United States.
“I wish President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris the best as they work to heal their country and lift the American people out of the pandemic. It is time to regain conviction and common sense and rejuvenate our EU-US relationship, ”Michel tweeted.
– Charles Michel (@eucopresident) January 20, 2021
Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas celebrated nearly a century of relations between his country and the United States, with Biden as president.
“I am glad that our political and economic ties are stronger than ever. I wish them every success in the years to come! ”Ratas tweeted.
Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris upon taking office! Almost a century after diplomatic relations were established between 🇪🇪 and 🇺🇸, I am glad that our political and economic ties are stronger than ever. I wish you all the success in the years ahead! pic.twitter.com/p48gbnVayH
– Jüri Ratas (@ratasjuri) January 20, 2021
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he hopes to “strengthen ties” between Greece and the US.
“My sincere congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. It is with a feeling of renewed optimism that we hope to further strengthen the ties and friendship between our two nations, ”Mitsotakis tweeted.
– Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) January 20, 2021
Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin congratulated Biden, “a great friend of Ireland” and said that today is “a day of history and hope and I look forward to forging ever closer ties between our two great nations.”
He also congratulated Vice President Kamala Harris who “was sworn in as the first female Vice President of the United States, I wish her and President Biden every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead.”
Today a true friend of Ireland @JoeBiden became the 46th President of the USA. As he said in his speech, it is a day of history and hope and I look forward to forging ever closer ties between our two great nations. #InaugurationDay
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) January 20, 2021
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte indicated that today is “a great day for democracy” and that Biden’s inauguration “transcends the borders” of the United States.
“Italy is ready to face the challenges of our common international agenda together with the United States,” said Conte.
Wishing good work to President @JoeBiden and Vice-President @KamalaHarris. This is a great day for democracy, reaching far beyond the American borders. Italy stands ready to face the challenges of our common international agenda together with the United States. #InaugurationDay
– Giuseppe Conte (@GiuseppeConteIT) January 20, 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga highlighted the “shared values” that the two nations have and congratulated the new US president.
Congratulations to President @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris on their inauguration. Japan and the United States are allies firmly united by shared universal ties and values.
— Yoshihide Suga (@sugawitter) January 20, 2021
Gitanas Nausėda, Prime Minister of Lithuania, said his country is willing to work with the US as “close friends and allies, strengthening the irreplaceable transatlantic link. We appreciate the contribution of the American flag to the security of the Baltic region and look forward to deepening bilateral ties.
Congratulations President @JoeBiden on your inauguration. 🇱🇹 is determined to work together as close friends & Allies, strengthening the irreplaceable transatlantic link. We cherish 🇺🇸 contribution to the security of the Baltic region & look forward to deepening bilateral ties. pic.twitter.com/FaM5OlSxxi
– Gitanas Nausėda (@GitanasNauseda) January 20, 2021
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary general, said that with the arrival of Biden and Harris to the United States government “it is the beginning of a new chapter for the Transatlantic Alliance.”
“The link between North America and Europe is the foundation of our security, and a strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe. For more than seventy years, our Transatlantic Alliance has guaranteed the freedom, peace and security of our people. America’s leadership remains essential as we work together to protect our democracies, our values and the rules-based international order, ”Stoltenberg wrote in a statement.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Biden and said he hopes to have a stronger relationship with the United States on common issues.
“I congratulate President @JoeBiden on his inauguration. We look forward to working with @POTUS in building a stronger partnership between Pakistan and the United States through trade and economic engagement, countering climate change, improving public health, fighting corruption, and promoting peace in the region and beyond.” Khan tweeted.
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