World leaders congratulate US President Biden and Vice President Harris

World leaders congratulate US President Biden and Vice President Harris

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Leaders from around the world react as the new U.S. President took his oath

United Kingdom

Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated President Joe Biden and said that he looked forward to working with Biden, and with his new administration, “strengthening the partnership between our countries and working on our shared priorities from tackling climate change, building back better from the pandemic and strengthening our transatlantic security.”


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the two countries “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. He added that he look forward to working with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, their administration, to make the two countries safer, more prosperous, and more resilient.


Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier termed Biden’s inauguration a “good day for democracy”.


French President Emmanuel Macron lauded new US President Joe Biden’s decision to return to the Paris Agreement climate accord, telling him “welcome back” in a congratulatory message.

European Union

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that “Europe stands ready. To reconnect with an old and trusted partner.”


NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the “bond between North America and Europe is the bedrock of our security, and a strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe.” he added that NATO Allies need to stand together to address the security consequences of the rise of China, the threat of terrorism, including in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a more assertive Russia.


Congratulating U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he looks forward to working to“strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance, to continue expanding peace between Israel and the Arab world.”


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that “Japan and the United States are allies tied firmly by bonds and shared universal values.”


Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that he hoped to work with the newly elected U.S. President “in building a stronger Pak-U.S. partnership”.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is committed to working with President Joe Biden to take the India-U.S. partnership to even greater heights.

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