08 March 2021,   22:13
Today is a good day for democracy - European leaders congratulate Joe Biden on his inauguration

Reuters have rounded up some key reactions from world leaders to Joe Biden’s impending arrival in the White House. Here’s a selection:

British prime minister Boris Johnson: I look forward to working with him Biden, and with his new administration, strengthening the partnership between our countries and working on our shared priorities: from tackling climate change, building back better from the pandemic and strengthening our transatlantic security.

European commission president Ursula von der Leyen: The United States is back. And Europe stands ready. To reconnect with an old and trusted partner, to breathe new life into our cherished alliance. I look forward to working together with Joe Biden.

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Today is a good day for democracy. In the United States of America, it has faced tremendous challenges and endured. Despite the attempts to tear at America*s institutional fabric, election workers and governors, the judiciary and Congress, have proven strong. I am greatly relieved that, today, Joe Biden is being sworn in as president and will be moving into the White House. I know many people in Germany share this feeling.

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte: We are looking forward to the Biden presidency, with which we will start working immediately in view of our presidency of the G20. We have a strong common agenda, ranging from the effective multilateralism that we both want to see, to climate change, green and digital transition and social inclusion.