United States: Canada and the world hail Joe Biden's victory

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A few minutes after the news of Joe Biden’s victory in the US election by major news networks, reactions began to erupt from around the world.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his congratulations to the winner, recalling that the Canadian and American people are close, friends and partners.

I look forward to continuing our work in this direction, with youMr. Trudeau wrote on Twitter, speaking to Joe Biden. The Canadian prime minister, who has come under heavy criticism from the Trump administration over the past four years, is expected to speak at a press conference on Monday.

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole also congratulated the winners, ensuring that Canada's Conservatives will always work with the United States to advance our shared values ​​and close economic ties.

The leader of the NDPJagmeet Singh, who congratulated the president-elect, addressed his vice president Kamala Harris.

Today you have made history. The first woman (…) of color to be elected vice-president. Most importantly, you have sparked the imaginations of generations of young women to come.

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the NDP

The leader of the Bloc Québécois, who had openly declared that he preferred Joe Biden to Donald Trump, hailed the victory of the Democratic candidate. He did not fail to shoot an arrow at the Liberal Prime Minister.

It would be naive to see in this the promise of a very easy tomorrow – especially without a strong premier who respects Quebec trade in Ottawa – but it is the end of four agonizing years unworthy of the role of the United States, launched Yves-François Blanchet.

The leader of the Green Party, Annamie Paul, said she hoped the start of a new era of international cooperation and collaboration. She particularly welcomed the arrival of Kamala Harris as vice-president.

Provinces eager to collaborate with Biden administration

From coast to coast to coast, premiers have also spoken out after days of uncertainty. In Quebec, François Legault said to himself determined to work with the new administration to grow our relationship and become the Green Battery of Northeast America.

His counterpart Doug Ford also offered his congratulations, noting that Ontario's economy is intimately linked to that of the United States. We all do better when we work together, the premier said in a tweet.

In British Columbia, John Horgan seemed relieved that the suspense was drawing to a close. It is done, he tweeted, offering at the same time his sincere congratulations to the winning duo.

In Alberta, Jason Kenney issued a statement congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, at the same time noting the importance of the economic relationship between the two governments, especially in the energy sector.

We look forward to working with President-elect Biden's transition team and the future administration to ensure this vital economic partnership continues.Mr. Kenney said.

It should be noted that during his electoral campaign, Joe Biden has promised to cancel the permit allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the US border.

Rebuilding diplomatic relations with Europe

In Europe, several states and organizations breathe a sigh of relief, stressing the need to rebuild solid diplomatic relations.

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, insisted on the will of the European Union (EU) to rebuild with the United States a strong partnership after a conflicted relationship under Donald Trump's tenure.

EU is ready to commit to a solid transatlantic partnership. COVID-19, multilateralism, climate and international trade are challenges to be tackled together.

Donald Trump has been a fierce critic of NATO throughout his tenure, deeming the military alliance obsolete and onerous. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg therefore greeted on Saturday a strong supporter of the alliance in the person of Joe Biden, saying to himself eager to work with him.

Even if he loses a Brexit supporter with the defeat of Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also congratulated Joe Biden by calling the United States most important ally.

We have a lot to do to meet the challenges of today. Let's act together!tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron, who had a difficult relationship with Mr. Trump.

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was happy future cooperation with President Biden. Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to master the great challenges of our time, she said.

Italy through the voice of its head of government Giuseppe Conte also hailed the victory of Joe Biden and congratulated on Saturday the American people and their institutions for their outstanding demonstration of democratic vitality.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has also said he is eager to cooperate with the new White House tenant. His Greek counterpart, Kyriakos Mitsotakisa, meanwhile greeted Joe Biden a true friend of Greece.

In Ukraine, Prime Minister Vladimir Zelensky, who unwillingly found himself at the center of Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings earlier this year, said to himself optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the United States.

Slovenia – birthplace of Melania Trump – has refused to congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Prime Minister Janez Jansa, head of an anti-migrant party, argued on Twitter that the results were not not yet official and that Donald Trump was preparing legal remedies.

Consolidate peace and stability

Elsewhere in the world, the usual congratulations have also followed one another. From India to New Zealand, the Arab world and Africa, leaders around the world hailed the end of the suspense, with many hoping for a change of tone.

In Mexico – with which the Trump administration has had a stormy relationship, especially because of immigration and the construction of a border wall – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has not yet reacted since is on the move. But newspaper headlines leave little room for interpretation: It's the end of the delirium, can we already read.

In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro – himself challenged after an election marred by irregularities – says he is ready to dialogue with Washington after Mr. Biden's victory. Since January 2019, the Trump administration has recognized the opponent Juan Guaido as interim president of this country in crisis, and has continued to strengthen its sanctions to obtain the departure of the socialist leader.

In the Middle East, there is also hope for more stable and predictable relations. The Iraqi President described Joe Biden as a trusted friend and partner in building a better Iraq.

We look forward to working together to achieve our common goals and consolidate peace and stability across the Middle East.

The strong man and crown prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has also indicated his intention to work for the stability of the region. <q data-attributes = '{"lang": {"value": "fr", "label": "Français"}, "value": {"html": "The WATER and the USA are friends and allies, we have a strong strategic partnership which we hope to consolidate together "," text ":" The UAE and the US are friends and allies, we have a strong strategic partnership which we hope to consolidate together "} } 'lang = "fr”>The WATER and the USA are friends and allies, we have a strong strategic partnership that we hope to consolidate togetherMohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan tweeted.

In Lebanon, they said they hoped for a more balanced approach from Joe Biden in the region.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called Donald Trump a best friend Israel ever had in the White House, hoped for his part the victory of the real estate magnate. Mr. Netanyahu has not yet reacted to his defeat which, conversely, gives rise to hope among Palestinians.

Some of them savored the moment on Saturday evening: There has been no worse than the Trump era! Its end is already a victory, commented Nabil Shaath, adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, ruling in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniyeh, called on Joe Biden to correct the unfair policies from the United States in canceling the Trump plan for the Middle East. The American president had in fact presented his plan for the Middle East in January, without having consulted the Palestinians beforehand.

Iran, Israel's sworn enemy, has said through its vice-president that it hopes for a change in destructive US policies and a return to law, international commitments and respect for nations.

The era of Trump and his dangerous warmonger team is over.

Donald Trump applied what he called a policy of maximum pressure and severe sanctions against Iran, after leaving in 2018 the international nuclear agreement concluded with Tehran three years earlier by the Obama administration and in which Joe Biden was vice president. elsewhere said during his campaign that he wanted to relaunch diplomacy towards Iran and mentioned a possible return to the agreement.


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