Hear them, starting from our very own President Muhammadu Buhari PMB.
”I look forward to working with President-elect Trump to strengthen the already established friendly relations between both countries, including cooperation on many shared foreign policy priorities, such as the fight against terrorism, peace and security, economic growth, democracy and good governance.”
Hmmm!, I just truly hope so.
From Russia, we have Vladmir Putin, whom Trump had expressed much admiration for, talking about the inconsistency in the relationship between America and Russia in the past. He says;
”It is not an easy path but we are ready to do our part and do everything to return Russian and American relations to a stable path of development.”
The German Vice Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel stated that, ”Trump is the pioneer of a new authoritarian and chauvinist international movement. He is also a warning for us.”
The German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said ”the result was different from what most people in Germany desired. But ofcourse, we have to accept it”.
French President, Francois Hollande while giving his congratulatory speech said that they congratulate trump on his election into office. He however stated that ”the election result opened up a period of uncertainty.”
From Britain, we have the Prime Minister, Theresa May, who criticised Trump’s call for ban on muslims entering America, saying that, ”Britain and U.S would remain strong and close partners on trade, security and defence.”
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt said that, ”Cairo wants to see more cooperation and coordination between the two nations to bolster stability and peace in the Middle-East.”
President Xi Jinping of China is reported to have said, ”I place great importance on the china-U.S relationship, and look forward to working with you to uphold the principles of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation.”
From South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said, he ”looked forward to working with president-elect Trump to build on the strong relations that exists between the two countries”.
The Iraq Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi said he hopes ”the world and the United States will continue to support Iraq in fighting terrorism.”
Benjamin Netanyahu, President of Isreal said,”I hope to reach new heights in bilateral ties under Mr. Trump.”
The Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, said he was ”looking forward to working with the new administration for enhanced Philippines-U.S relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democracy ideals and the rule of law.”
Trump was however quoted to have mentioned that, ”He is willing to work with those who are willing to work with him.”
Written by Okolo Ezinne