Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States of America. A person who leaders around the world have called a racist, demagogue, and downright dangerous will command the world’s strongest country. The entire world reacted at first with emotions of shock and fear but soon leaders started to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump. Many stated that they are ready to work with the incoming president or talked about different international relations goals.
European leaders including German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called Trump and promised to work with him, however, Hollande did say that the world was entering an uncertain period.
Russian President,Vladimir Putin was the first foreign leader to congratulate Trump and has said he is excited to work with him. Putin has supported Trump since early on in the election.
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has said that he is ready to work closely with President Trump.
Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani has said that hopes Trump will respect the Iran Nuclear Agreement.
Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu has congratulated Trump and said he is a true friend to Israel.
Palestinian Authority President, Mahmud Abbas’ spokesperson said that he expected the US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict not to change and hoped to continue negotiations.
Hopefully, Donald Trump will help foster peace and continued strengthening of relations across the world. Some of his statements may have been controversial but Trump has recently been trying to reach out to world leaders and has already spoken to many officials around the world.