World Leaders React to Joe Biden’s Victory


Biden and Kamala’s victory over the United States presidential elections sparked mixed reactions among leaders across the world. His victory came after a long and tight election race with Donald Trump. Democrat Biden is therefore the 46th President of America while his running mate first black woman Vice President of the United States.


Leaders from the Asia Pacific, United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, India, France, Canada, and even Africa extended their success wishes to the president-elect. Under Trump’s administration, the relationship between the US and some countries grew strong while others became weak. All eyes are watching how Biden’s government will work.


Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guinea congratulated the President-elect and his running mate for their victory. He also thanked the former President Donald Trump for supporting Papua New Guinea while in power.


“I look forward to PNG strengthening relations with the USA under president-elect Biden and vice-president-elect Harris,” Mr. Marape said.



Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a tweet. He said he looked forward to working with them and strengthening the alliance between America and Japan.



Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, congratulated the new President-elect and his running mate. He gave special recognition to Kamala, who was half Indian. Modi said he was eager to work closely with the US again and strengthen their relationship.


“Heartiest congratulations Kamala Harris! Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership.”



Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison celebrated Biden for his spectacular victory and thanked Trump’s administration for the past years. He said he was joining hands with global leaders in celebrating Biden for his victory. Scott also acknowledges the great relationship he had with members of Trump’s cabinet and the alliance they had.



The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau commended Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for their great win. Having been a close ally of President Trump, the relationship between Canada and the United States was extraordinary.

Trudeau stated that he looked forward to working with America to solve the World’s greatest challenges.



Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq in a statement hoped to strengthen the strategic ties between the United States and Iraq. He said he anticipated working with Biden’s administration and establish common values.



Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, congratulated the president-elect and his running mate. He stated he looked forward to working with the new administration and strengthen the ties that existed between them.



Angela Merkel, a German chancellor, stated she was eager to work with the President-elect and expected co-operation with him.


“Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to master the great challenges of our time.”


Nonetheless, the majority of North and South American leaders seemed reluctant to congratulate Biden on his victory. The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced that he would not congratulate Biden until all legal issues are resolved.




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