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The results are finally here and the world is reacting to Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential election.

For days, people around the world have been tied to the White House race.

Not only the US is affected by the election of a new president – a new leader in the White House can change the country’s foreign policy and its attitude towards friends and foes alike.

The Trump campaign has shown that its candidate has no intention of admitting.

However, this has not stopped numerous Heads of State congratulating Mr Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris. Here are a few:

Boris Johnson – British Prime Minister

“Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election … and to Kamala Harris on their historic achievement. The US is our greatest ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”

Narendra Modi – Indian Prime Minister

“Congratulations Joe Biden on your spectacular victory! As Vice President, your contribution to strengthening India-US relations has been critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely again …

“Congratulations Kamala Harris! Your success is groundbreaking and a matter of immense pride not only for your Chittis but for all Native American Americans. I am confident that India-US relations will continue to flourish with your support and guidance get even stronger. “

Andrew Holness – Jamaican Prime Minister

“America will have its first female vice president, the person of Kamala Harris, and we are proud that she carries Jamaican heritage.

“Your rise to this role is a monumental achievement for women around the world, and I applaud her.”

Justin Trudeau – Canadian Prime Minister

“Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies. We share a relationship that is unique on the world stage. I look forward to working with and building on both of you.”

Angela Merkel – Federal Chancellor

“Our transatlantic friendship is indispensable to face the great challenges of our time.”

Emmanuel Macron – French President

“The Americans have elected their president … We have a lot to do to meet today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”

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Micheál Martin – Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister)

“Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation all his life and I look forward to working with him in the years to come. I also look forward to welcoming him home when circumstances permit!”

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Frank Bainimarama – Prime Minister of Fiji

“Together we have a planet that can be saved from a climate emergency and a global economy that we can better build from Covid-19.

“Now more than ever we need the US at the forefront of this multilateral effort (and back in the Paris Agreement – as soon as possible!)”

Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

“Our sincere wishes for continued development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and the US are friends and allies with a strong historical partnership that we want to strengthen together.”

Barham Salih – Iraqi President

“I warmly congratulate President-elect Joe Biden, a friend and trusted partner in building a better Iraq. We look forward to working to achieve our common goals and to build peace and stability throughout the Middle East.”

However, not all were in a congratulatory mood:

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – Iran

“The situation in the US and what they say about their elections is a spectacle! This is an example of the ugly face of liberal democracy in the US. Regardless of the outcome, one thing is absolutely clear: the definitive political, civil, & moral Decline of the US regime. “

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