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World Leaders Congratulate Trump


World leaders have congratulated Donald Trump on his victory as the 45th president of the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent him a telegram message saying he hopes to work together with Trump to “lift Russian-US relations out of the current crisis, resolve issues on the international agenda, look for effective responses to global security challenges.”

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has also congratulated Trump on his election

Ki-moon in a statement issued in New-York noted that in the aftermath of a hard-fought and often divisive campaign, it is worth recalling and reaffirming that the unity in diversity of the United States is one of the country's greatest strengths.

“Today's global challenges demand concerted global action and joint solutions,” he said.

“As a founding member of the United Nations and permanent member of the Security Council, the United States is an essential actor across the international agenda.

“People everywhere look to the United States to use its remarkable power to help lift humanity up and to work for the common good.

“The United Nations will count on the new Administration to strengthen the bonds of international cooperation as we strive together to uphold shared ideals, combat climate change, advance human rights, promote mutual understanding and implement the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve lives of peace, prosperity and dignity for all.

“Now more than ever, we must mobilize around the principles and common values of the United Nations Charter.”

Lu Kang, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, said: “We look forward to working together with the new US new administration to push forward a consistent, healthy and stable China-US relations.”

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi wished Trump “success in serving the friendly American people, who gave him their trust to lead them” and said he looked forward to reinvigorating US-Egyptian ties.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas revealed that he “congratulates the elected American president, Donald Trump, and hopes that peace will be achieved during his term.”

Indian PM Narendra Modi says India looks forward to working with Donald Trump closely, “to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height.”

Story by Oputah David