Joe Biden congratulates his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on his re-election


US President Joe Biden on Monday congratulated his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on his re-election and said he was ready to continue cooperation in areas such as the Ukraine issue and climate change.

“Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his re-election. France is our oldest ally and a key partner in addressing global challenges. I look forward to the continuation of our close cooperation, particularly in supporting Ukraine, defending democracy and fighting against climate change,” Biden said. tweeted.

Macron won the second round of the presidential election with 58.55% of the vote, while his rival, far-right presidential candidate, leader of the National Rally Marine Le Pen, obtained 41.45 %.

Congratulatory messages poured in from world leaders for Macron who won the French presidential election with 58.8% of the vote on Sunday.

European Council President Charles Michel said: “We can count on France for another five years.”

Taking to Twitter, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz shared a photo with Macron and said: “I am happy that we are continuing our good cooperation.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called France “one of our closest and most important allies”.

“Congratulations to @EmmanuelMacron on your re-election as President of France. France is one of our closest and most important allies. I look forward to continuing to work together on the issues that matter most to our two country and for the world,” Johnson tweeted.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he “looks forward to continuing our work together on the issues that matter most to Canadians and French people – from defending democracy to fighting climate change, to creating good jobs and economic growth for the middle class”. “.

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