U.S. Presidential Election: Congratulations and Comments

The Speaker of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz said today that the EU would have it harder with Donald Trump than with the previous American administration.

“It will be hard; harder than with the previous administrations. However, Trump has been elected at a free election and we need to show respect to the future president of the United States. I do hope we will find a way to cooperate together”, Schulz said.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on winning the U.S. election and expressed his hope that, together, the two countries could overcome the crisis in the Russian-American relations.

“I am confident that the Moscow-Washington dialogue, considering our mutual stances, will be beneficial both for the Russian and American interests”, Putin said and added that he hoped that the U.S. and Russia would work together on finding efficient solutions to all challenges of global security.

“The EU will continue cooperating with the U.S. even after the Republican candidate Donald Trump is appointed the new U.S. President”, said today Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. “The ties between the EU and the U.S. are stronger than any political change. We are going to continue to cooperate while re-discovering Europe’s power”, Mogherini added.

The leader of the British Independent Party, Nigel Farage congratulated Donald Trump on his presidential win and said: “I hand over the mantle to Donald Trump. Many congratulations.” Farage was the main Brexit advocate and has been very vocal about his admiration for Trump.

The Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım congratulated Donald Trump on his win, adding that “this is a new chance for improving the bilateral relations between the two countries”.

The German Justice Minister, Heiko Maas said today that, after Donald Trump’s win, the world will be crazier. “The world will not end, but will be definitely crazier”, said Maas on his Twitter.

(Tanjug, 09.11.2016)


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