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How world leaders are reacting to Joe Biden’s inauguration



(Reuters) – Right here is how world leaders are reacting to U.S. President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, changing Donald Trump.

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks throughout a information convention on the PM’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan January 13, 2021. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool by way of REUTERS/File Picture

AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON, ON TWITTER:

“Congratulations to President @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris in your inauguration. The Australia-U.S. Alliance has by no means been extra necessary. I want you each each success on your time in workplace and look ahead to working carefully along with your new administration.”

NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER JACINDA ARDERN, IN A STATEMENT:

“We have now a typical funding within the worldwide rules-based order and I welcome President Biden’s intentions for the U.S. to re-join the Paris Settlement and halt its withdrawal from the World Well being Group.”

“President Biden’s message of unity as he takes workplace is one which resonates with New Zealanders and, on behalf of New Zealand, I want him effectively as he begins his presidency.”

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN, ON TWITTER:

“@JoeBiden, congratulations in your inauguration. America is again. America’s new starting will make democracy even larger. Along with the Korean folks, I stand by your journey towards ‘America United’.”

TAIWAN PRESIDENT TSAI ING-WEN, IN A STATEMENT FROM HER OFFICE:

“President Tsai needs the brand new Biden administration clean coverage implementation, and appears ahead to constructing on the robust basis of the Taiwan-U.S. partnership to additional our bilateral collaboration, in addition to the prosperity of, and friendship between, the folks of each international locations.”

SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG, IN A LETTER TO BIDEN:

“Robust American management will make a decisive distinction to our collective restoration and the form of the post-COVID-19 world.”

“There’s a deep reservoir of goodwill for the U.S. in our area, due to the very important function the US has performed anchoring regional stability and financial prosperity for over half a century.”

JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER YOSHIHIDE SUGA, IN A TWEET:

“Congratulations to President @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris in your inauguration. Japan and the US are allies tied firmly by bonds and shared common values.

“I look ahead to working with you and your group to strengthen our alliance and to understand a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT URSULA VON DER LEYEN, IN A TWEET:

“America is again. And Europe stands prepared. To reconnect with an previous and trusted companion, to breathe new life into our cherished alliance. I look ahead to working along with @JoeBiden.”

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON, SPEAKING IN PARLIAMENT:

“I look ahead to working with him (Biden), and along with his new administration, strengthening the partnership between our international locations and dealing on our shared priorities: from tackling local weather change, constructing again higher from the pandemic and strengthening our transatlantic safety.”

GERMAN PRESIDENT FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER, IN A VIDEO STATEMENT:

“At this time is an effective day for democracy. In the US of America, it has confronted large challenges – and endured. Regardless of the makes an attempt to tear at America’s institutional cloth, election staff and governors, the judiciary and Congress, have confirmed robust. I’m significantly relieved that, at this time, Joe Biden is being sworn in as president and will probably be transferring into the White Home. I do know many individuals in Germany share this sense.”

POPE FRANCIS, IN A MESSAGE TO BIDEN:

“Underneath your management, could the American folks proceed to attract power from the lofty political, moral and spiritual values which have impressed the nation since its founding.”

“I likewise ask God, the supply of all knowledge and reality, to information your efforts to foster understanding, reconciliation and peace inside the US and among the many nations of the world to be able to advance the common widespread good.”

IRISH PRIME MINISTER MICHEAL MARTIN, IN A STATEMENT:

“As he takes the oath-of-office, I do know that President Biden will really feel the load of historical past – the presence of his Irish ancestors who left Mayo and Louth in famine occasions looking for life and hope.”

“I hope he may even take heed to the good satisfaction we in Eire absorb his immense achievement. He’s certainly one of us, a part of our international household.”

SPANISH PRIME MINISTER PEDRO SANCHEZ, SPEAKING AT A PUBLIC EVENT:

“The (election) victory of Biden represents the victory of democracy over the ultra-right and its three strategies, the large deception, the nationwide division and the abuse, even violent, of democratic establishments… 5 years in the past, we thought Trump was a foul joke, however 5 years later we realized he jeopardized nothing lower than the world’s strongest democracy.”

ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER GIUSEPPE CONTE, SPEAKING IN PARLIAMENT ON TUESDAY:

“We’re trying ahead to the Biden presidency, with which we’ll begin working instantly in view of our presidency of the G20. We have now a robust widespread agenda, starting from the efficient multilateralism that we each wish to see, to local weather change, inexperienced and digital transition and social inclusion.”

FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON, IN A TWEET:

“Greatest needs on this most vital day for the American folks! We’re collectively. We will probably be stronger to face the challenges of our time. Stronger to construct our future. Stronger to guard our planet. Welcome again to the Paris Settlement!”

KREMLIN SPOKESMAN DMITRY PESKOV, ON EXTENDING THE NEW START ARMS CONTROL TREATY, SPEAKING TO REPORTERS:

“Russia and its president are in favour of preserving this settlement… If our American colleagues will in truth exhibit a political will to protect this pact by extending it, this may solely be welcomed.”

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU, IN A STATEMENT:

Canada and the US “will proceed this partnership as we battle the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and help a sustainable financial restoration that may construct again higher for everybody.”

“We may even work collectively to advance local weather motion and clear financial progress, promote inclusion and variety, and create good center class jobs and alternatives for our folks whereas contributing to democracy, peace, and safety at house and world wide.”

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, IN A STATEMENT:

“Congratulations President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in your historic inauguration. President Biden, you and I’ve had a heat private friendship going again many many years. 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 widespread challenges, chief amongst them the menace posed by Iran.”

Netanyahu’s workplace launched a separate assertion on Trump: “President Trump, thanks for all the good issues you’ve got accomplished for Israel, particularly your historic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and bringing 4 peace agreements between Israel and the Arab world.”

PALESTINIAN ISLAMIST GROUP HAMAS SPOKESMAN FAWZI BARHOUM:

“There are not any regrets on the departure of Trump, as he has been the most important supply and sponsor of injustice, violence and extremism on the planet and the direct companion of the Israeli occupation within the aggression towards our folks.”

“U.S. President Joe Biden should reverse the course of misguided and unjust insurance policies towards our folks and lay the foundations for safety and stability within the area.”

BELARUS OPPOSITION LEADER SVIATLANA TSIKHANOUSKAYA (EXILED IN LITHUANIA) ON TWITTER:

“Congratulations Joe Biden & Kamala Harris! Greatest needs in your work on behalf of all United States folks. Trying ahead to working with you on growing relations between Belarus and US!”

IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN SAEED KHATIBZADEH, IN A TWEET:

“The DIPLOMATIC VANDALISM of Trump, Pompeo & co stemmed partly from a damaged institutional course of. However that very same process-when ‘purposeful’-produced disasters like wars in Iraq, Afghanistan & Vietnam. The world is aware of that solely the US can repair itself – in apply; not simply phrases.”

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG, IN A STATEMENT:

“I look ahead to working carefully with President Biden and welcoming him to the NATO Summit in Brussels later this 12 months. Our focus will probably be NATO2030, the initiative to make our robust Alliance even stronger and match for the longer term.”

TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, IN A TWEET:

“Congratulations President @JoeBiden and Vice-President @KamalaHarris in your #Inauguration at this time. Right here’s to a more healthy, fairer, safer, extra sustainable world!”

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Reporting by Reuters bureaus; Enhancing by Frances Kerry, Aurora Ellis and Lincoln Feast.

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