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World leaders congratulate Biden on inauguration Updated: 2021-01-21 10:07:56 KST

World leaders congratulated U.S. President Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris as they were sworn into office on Wednesday.

"I really congratulate Joe and (Vice President) Kamala Harris on their achievement, on their inauguration, today. It's a fantastic thing for America, it's a step forward for the country."

"I am greatly relieved that today Joe Biden is being sworn in as president and will be moving into the White House. I know many people in Germany share this feeling."

"This time-honoured ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol will be a demonstration of the resilience of American democracy and the resounding proof that once again after four long years Europe has a friend in the White House."

"Congratulations President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on your historic inauguration. President Biden, you and I have had a warm personal friendship going back many decades. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the US-Israel alliance,"

Some took to twitter to offer their congratulations to the new president on his historic day.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his "warmest congratulations" and expressed his hope for a strengthened India-US partnership.
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the U.S. back to the Paris agreement, while wishing the best for the American People.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to react to Biden's inauguration, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke to reporters about Russia's position on the new U.S. president.
He said on Wednesday that Russia will continue to seek good relations with the U.S. and that any improvement in the relationship between Moscow and Washington would depend on Joe Biden.
Kim Yeon-seung, Arirang News
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