European leaders react to Biden's swearing in

Published: 21 Jan 2021     Updated: 21 Jan 2021

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Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Micheál Martin: “Today a true friend of Ireland, Joe Biden, became the 46th president of the USA. As he said in his speech, it is a day of history and hope and I look forward to forging ever closer ties between our two great nations. Also, a historic day as Kamala Harris is sworn in as the first woman vice-president of the USA. I wish her and President Biden every success in meeting the challenges ahead.”

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte: “This is a great day for democracy, reaching far beyond the American borders."

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: "Now it is time to seek common ground - the new US administration has already indicated a return to the WHO and Paris Agreement. We will not always agree with each other but we will never give up working on solutions."

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis: “It is with a sense of renewed optimism that we look forward to further strengthening the bonds and friendship between our two nations.”

President of the European People’s Party Donald Tusk: “We get to breathe fresh air again. Good luck Joe and Kamala!”

Source: BBC