Reactions to the victory of Joe Biden in the US elections they did not wait. The Government of Spain has been one of the first to do so. President Pedro Sanchez He said on Twitter: “We wish you luck. Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We are ready to cooperate with the US and face global challenges.”.
“Lets work together”. With these two final words, the Minister of Foreign Affairs greeted, Arancha Gonzalez, Joe Biden’s victory at the polls. For its first official reaction to the result of the presidential elections in the United States, the Government of Pedro Sánchez has chosen the official Twitter account of the minister, who wanted to highlight in his message the “record participation” at the polls, the strength of the country’s institutions despite the wave of suspicions that Donald Trump has tried to generate and, also, the circumstance that for the first time the vice presidency of the United States will be occupied by a woman, Kamala Harris.
“Record citizen participation, strong institutions, and a president-elect, Joe Biden, with a vice-presidency to be held for the first time by a woman, Kamala Harris. We will work together.” That has been the text, which exudes relief and satisfaction on the part of the Spanish Executive after five days of uncertainty.
First in French and then in English, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has been expressed in terms very similar to those of Spain. “We have a lot to do to overcome the current challenges. Let’s work together!”
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 7, 2020
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has highlighted in his congratulatory tweet to Biden and Harris that the United States is a priority ally for London and, in that sense, has expressed his desire to work hand in hand in favor of the challenges common, among which has highlighted climate change (of which Trump was a denier), trade and security.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 7, 2020
The chancellor Angela Merkel, after the cooling that the relations between Germany and the United States have suffered in the last five years, has wished “of heart, fortune and success” to the tandem formed by Biden and Harris, because, in his words, “the transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable”.
The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, has highlighted “the impressive participation of democratic vitality.” In addition, he has expressed his desire to work with the new president to “further strengthen the transatlantic relationship.”
The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, has expressed her desire to meet with Biden “at the first possible opportunity” since the EU and the United States “are friends and allies”. “As the world changes and new challenges and opportunities emerge, our renewed partnership will be of particular importance,” he stressed.
For his part, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin trudeau, has issued an extensive statement in which he highlighted the “deep personal connections” and the “strong economic ties” that unite him with the new president, Joe Biden, in order to “keep our people safe from the impacts of the global covid pandemic -19 “and promoting” peace and inclusion, economic prosperity and climate action around the world. “
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. 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.
– Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020
Prompt reactions from the Colombian president have also come from the American continent, Ivan Duque, which has wished Biden and Harris “the best successes in their management” and their Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernandez, which has congratulated Americans “for the record of participation in the elections, a clear expression of the popular will”, in addition to saluting the election of the new president and “the first female vice president of that country.