Here is how world leaders reacted to US President Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in tweets
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-Wen in a statement from her office:
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a letter to Biden:
"Strong American leadership will make a decisive difference to our collective recovery and the shape of the post-COVID-19 world." "There is a deep reservoir of goodwill for the US in our region, because of the vital role the United States has played anchoring regional stability and economic prosperity for over half a century."
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga tweets:
"Congratulations to President @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris on your inauguration. Japan and the United States are allies tied firmly by bonds and shared universal values. "I look forward to working with you and your team to reinforce our alliance and to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific."
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen tweets:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking in parliament:
German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in a video statement:
Pope Francis, in a message to Biden:
"Under your leadership, may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding."
"I likewise ask God, the source of all wisdom and truth, to guide your efforts to foster understanding, reconciliation and peace within the United States and among the nations of the world in order to advance the universal common good."
Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin, in a statement:
"As he takes the oath-of-office, I know that President Biden will feel the weight of history - the presence of his Irish ancestors who left Mayo and Louth in famine times in search of life and hope." "I hope he will also be conscious of the great pride we in Ireland take in his immense achievement. He is one of us, part of our global family."
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, speaking at a public event:
"The (election) victory of Biden represents the victory of democracy over the ultra-right and its three methods, the massive deception, the national division and the abuse, even violent, of democratic institutions... Five years ago, we thought Trump was a bad joke, but five years later we realized he jeopardized nothing less than the world's most powerful democracy."
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, speaking in parliament on tuesday:
French President Emmanuel Macron tweets:
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