Key EU leaders reveal expectations from U.S. with President Biden

Source : 112 Ukraine

The time has come to renew relations of Brussels and Washington to solve global tasks from climate to health and democracy
13:52, 21 January 2021

Joe Biden

Leaders of the key bodies of the European Union – the European Council and the European Commission – congratulated new U.S. President Joe Biden on the inauguration and revealed what they expected from Washington with new administration. President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen reported this on Twitter.

“I wish President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all the best; the success in their plans to unite American people and emerge the country from the pandemic. It is time to focus on our belief and renew the relations between the EU and the U.S.,” Charles Michel wrote.

Related: Full text: Joe Biden inauguration speech transcript

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the return of the U.S. in the circle of states-associates and underlined the readiness of the EU for the new start of the relations with Washington.

“Congratulations Joe Biden on being sworn in as President of the United States and Kamala Harris – the first woman Vice-President of the US! Thank you for the inspiring inaugural address and for the offer to cooperate. Europe is ready for a fresh start,” von der Leyen wrote.

In her speech at the plenary session of the European Parliament, she underlined the necessity of join forces for the solution of global tasks: from climate change up to health issues; from digitalization up to democracy. All these issues need global cooperation.

Related: Biden administration presents action plan for first 10 days of his presidency

On January 20, 46th President of the U.S. Joe Biden assumed office.

Biden made an oath of the president during the ceremony of the inauguration in Washington.

Besides, Kamala Harris made an oath – the first woman-vice-president ever.

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