İrem UZUN -TDO- European leaders have expressed hope that conviction and common sense will restore their relationship with the United States under new President Joe Biden.
“Once again, after four long years, Europe has a friend in the White House,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday. She said she hoped Biden would be able to repair divisions in the United States and that his inauguration would be “a message of hope for a world that is waiting for the U.S. to be back in the circle of like-minded states.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also offered her "warmest congratulations," adding that she looks forward to a "new chapter" in Germany's relationship with the US, according to a tweet from her spokesman Steffen Seibert. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also congratulated Biden ahead of the inauguration ceremony. "I look forward to working with him and with his new administration, strengthening the partnership between our countries and working on our shared priorities from tackling climate change, building back better from the pandemic and strengthening our transatlantic security," he said. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his delight that the United States would soon be resigning the Paris Agreement on climate change under Joe Biden. "We will be stronger to face the challenges of our time, stronger to build our future, stronger to protect our planet," he said. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Israeli leaders also celebrate Biden for his new title.