Russian President Vladimir Putin Congratulates Trump
By Bello Olusayo
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram message to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory as the 45th president of the United States.
In his message, Putin said he hopes for work together to “lift Russian-US relations out of the current crisis, resolve issues on the international agenda, look for effective responses to global security challenges”.
The President said he is confident that Moscow and Washington can establish a constructive dialogue based on the principles of equality, mutual respect, and genuine consideration for each other’s positions.
While wishing Trump success in the high office and responsibility of head of state, Putin said their relationship would be in the interests of both peoples and of the entire international community.
President Barack Obama has also called to congratulate Trump on his victory.
According to BBC, 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.”
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EU chiefs Donald Tusk and Claude Juncker have sent “sincere congratulations” and an invitation to visit Europe.
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 says in a statement 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”.