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US Presidential Election: World leaders congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris on their victory

World leaders have extended their congratulatory messages to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday after most of the major US media outlets announced that the presidential race was officially over.

Democrat Joe Biden is set to become the 46th president of the country after winning in the state of Pennsylvania, which got him 20 more electoral college votes, as per a CNN report.

While history has been made by this Democratic victory as California Sen. Kamala Harris set to be sworn in as the country’s first female vice president, and the first vice president of color.

Read more: US Election 2020 Result-Joe Biden wins the presidency

A numeber of world leaders have issued brief statements on Twitter.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan: Congratulations @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. Look forward to President-Elect Biden’s Global Summit on Democracy & working with him to end illegal tax havens & stealth of the nation’s wealth by corrupt leaders. We will also continue to work with the US for peace in Afghanistan & in the region

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. The US is our important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Congratulations, @JoeBiden, and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both

German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

“Congratulations! The American people have made their decision,” Merkel said in a statement.

“Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States of America. I sincerely wish him the best of luck and every success and I would also like to congratulate Kamala Harris, the first female vice president-elect in the history of your country.”

“I look forward to working with President Biden. Our trans-Atlantic friendship is indispensable if we are to deal with the major challenges of our time,” she said.


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