World leaders say they are awaiting a transfer of power in the United States on Wednesday, where Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as president after four tumultuous years under Donald Trump.
Top EU officials have expressed relief that they will soon make friends again at the White House. “Let’s build a new founding agreement for a stronger Europe, a stronger America and a better world,” said Charles Mitchell, President of the European Council.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen added, “This commemoration of the actions of the US capital will demonstrate the resilience of American democracy.” And it is astonishing that, once again, four years later, the White House I am a friend of Europe. “
President Hassan Rouhani has not missed an opportunity to welcome the departure of the “tyrant” Trump, who has repeatedly called on Washington to lift sanctions on its nuclear campaign. Biden’s administration wants the United States to return to the important nuclear deal that Trump withdrew, conditional on Tehran’s return to strict compliance.
“A tyrannical era is over and today is the last day of their notorious rule,” Rouhani said. “We expect the (Biden administration) to return to the law and the promises, and in the next four years, if they can, try to remove the stains of the last four years.”
NATO said it hopes to promote transit link relations under Biden. Jens Stoltenberg, head of the military coalition, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, “We elect a president who looks forward to working with Biden to further strengthen relations between the #United States and #Europe, as we face global challenges.” “None of us can deal with it alone,” Jens Stoltenberg, head of the military coalition, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would “try to have good relations with the United States,” but whether or not Washington would work toward that goal “depends on Mr Biden and his team.”
Despite the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as allegations of hacking and hacking US elections against Russia, countries will be in a race to extend a major nuclear weapons deal immediately after Biden is sworn in.
The new Start Treaty of 2010 – the last nuclear deal between the two countries – limits both sides to 1,500 nuclear warheads and expires on February 5.
Peskov said President Vladimir Putin had “permanently” advocated for the protection of the agreement and that it was now up to Washington.
The president of Germany, Europe’s largest economy, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said he is “very relieved” that Biden is replacing Trump as US president.
He added that under Trump, US institutions had proved their strength in the face of “great trials” and “hostility.”
Germany “looks forward to seeing the United States as an indispensable partner again” in the Corona virus epidemic, climate change, security issues, arms control and disarmament, and many immediate conflicts around the world. Is an indispensable partner in addressing.
French government spokesman Gabriel Atal said Biden’s promise to rejoin the World Health Organization, which has sparked a global outbreak of the Cove 19 epidemic, and the Paris Climate Accord after Trump’s departure were “extremely important”. ” Is. “We look forward to a strong, fruitful and renewed relationship with President Biden,” Atal said after the cabinet meeting. “Our goal is to meet the tremendous challenges.” Spokesman for the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said: “Biden’s victory represents the victory of democracy over the extreme right.”
“Five years ago we believed without a doubt that Trump was a bad joke. Five years later, we realize he endangered the world’s most powerful democracy.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is looking forward to working with Biden. Johnson, who has been criticized for his close relationship with Trump, cited a number of areas of policy where he hopes to work with Biden.
“In our fight against the Code and in our struggle to promote and defend climate change, defense, security and democracy, our goals are the same and our nations will work together to achieve them,” he said.
Meanwhile, US President-elect Joe Biden attended a large-scale rally at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning, symbolizing unity with Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress before his inauguration.
The next 46th president of the United States is accompanied by his wife, Jill Biden, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and House Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Violinists Patricia Tracy, Suprano Renee Fleming and St. Augustine Gospel Choir were to perform on a large scale.
McCarthy and McConnell, longtime loyal allies of the Republican billionaire, spoke out against him after the capitalist attack.
McCarthy said Trump had a “responsibility” to incite unrest and should have immediately condemned the assembly when he saw it – but added that he believed the impeachment was a “mistake.” And voted against it. McConnell did not refuse to find the president guilty in the Senate case, in a major break with Trump.
In a related development, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday called on Russia and the United States to restore their strained relations, just hours before President-elect Joe Biden entered the White House. Tensions between Moscow and Washington, led by US President Donald Trump, have risen, with fresh allegations of cyber-attacks sweeping the world in the midst of other differences.