Congratulations are pouring in from around the world to President-elect Joe Biden as he won the 2020 race over President Trump on Saturday.
“Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement,” the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted.
The U.S. is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, a constant Trump target, focused on Harris’s historic win as America’s first woman vice president, and first black woman and South Asian-American to ascend to the White House.
He repeated the words Harris spoke in August as she addressed the Black Girls Lead 2020 conference.
“There will be people who say ‘you are out of your lane,” Khan tweeted. “They are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been, instead of what can be.”
Khan added, “Congratulations @KamalaHarris. History made.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent warm wishes south from Canada.
“Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris,” he tweeted. ‘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.”
From France, President Emmanuel Macron extended an enthusiastic wish for collaboration: “The Americans have chosen their President,” he tweeted. “Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris!
“We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, meanwhile, tweeted, “Welcome back America! Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for their election.”
NATO’s Secretary General crowed that Biden’s election will be good for the alliance.
“I congratulate @JoeBiden on his election as the next U.S. President & @KamalaHarris as Vice President,” Jens Stopltenberg tweeted.
“I know Joe Biden as a strong supporter of our Alliance & look forward to working closely with him. A strong #NATO is good for both North America & Europe.”
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness shouted out his pride in Harris’s heritage. The vice president-elect’s father was Jamaican.
“America will have its first female Vice President in the person of Kamala Harris, and we are proud that she bears Jamaican heritage.
Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted, “We look forward to working with the next U.S. government. We want to invest in our cooperatkoin for a new transatlantic beginning, a new deal.”
“Congratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality,” Italy’s President Giuseppe Conte tweeted.
“We are ready to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner.”
From India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Congratulations @JoeBiden 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.”
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