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How world leaders are reacting to Joe Biden’s inauguration By Reuters

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(Reuters) – Here is how world leaders are reacting to Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Biden is to be sworn in as U.S. president shortly after midday (1700 GMT), taking on from Republican Donald Trump.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON, SPEAKING IN PARLIAMENT

“I sit up for working with him (Biden), and together with his new administration, strengthening the partnership between our international locations and dealing on our shared priorities: from tackling local weather change, constructing again higher from the pandemic and strengthening our transatlantic safety.”

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT URSULA VON DER LEYEN, IN A TWEET

“America is again. And Europe stands prepared. To reconnect with an previous and trusted companion, to breathe new life into our cherished alliance. I sit up for working along with @JoeBiden.”

GERMAN PRESIDENT FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER, IN A VIDEO STATEMENT

“Right now is an efficient day for democracy. In the US of America, it has confronted great challenges – and endured. Regardless of the makes an attempt to tear at America’s institutional material, election staff and governors, the judiciary and Congress, have confirmed sturdy. I’m enormously relieved that, at the moment, Joe Biden is being sworn in as president and shall be transferring into the White Home. I do know many individuals in Germany share this sense.”

SPANISH PRIME MINISTER PEDRO SANCHEZ, SPEAKING A PUBLIC EVENT

“The (election) victory of Biden represents the victory of democracy over the ultra-right and its three strategies, the large deception, the nationwide division and the abuse, even violent, of democratic establishments… 5 years in the past, we thought Trump was a nasty joke, however 5 years later we realized he jeopardized nothing lower than the world’s strongest democracy.”

ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER GIUSEPPE CONTE, SPEAKING IN PARLIAMENT ON TUESDAY

“We’re wanting ahead to the Biden presidency, with which we’ll begin working instantly in view of our presidency of the G20. We now have a robust frequent agenda, starting from the efficient multilateralism that we each wish to see ,to local weather change, inexperienced and digital transition and social inclusion.”

KREMLIN SPOKESMAN DMITRY PESKOV, ON EXTENDING THE NEW START ARMS CONTROL TREATY, SPEAKING TO REPORTERS

“Russia and its president are in favour of preserving this settlement… If our American colleagues will in truth exhibit a political will to protect this pact by extending it, this could solely be welcomed.”

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