Leaders from across the world offered their congratulations on Saturday, November 7 to U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, following their projected win in the 2020 presidential election.
As partners with shared history and values, EU leaders were among the first to send well wishes to Biden and Harris. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she looked forward to working with President-elect Biden, adding, “The European Union and the United States are friends and allies, our citizens share the deepest of links.” Read her full statement here, and watch her video message here.
High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles took note of the record turnout in the election, which “expressed [the] will of the American people for change.”
Leaders of all 27 EU member states offered their own messages of congratulations, friendship, and hope for the new administration, which is expected to be sworn in on January 20, 2021.