U.S. voters may be divided on the surprise results of the presidential election, but much of the rest of the world isn’t. In a show of unity and support, world leaders from Australia, Israel, Afghanistan and more sent their congratulations to Donald Trump following his triumph over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, on Wednesday, November 9.
As previously reported, Russian president Vladimir Putin wrote a telegram to the mogul, 70, who was selected as the 45th commander in chief. Per NBC News, Putin, 64, wrote that he hoped “for cooperation in ending a crisis in Russian-American relations” and “a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington on the principles of equality, mutual respect and real consideration for each other’s position.”
Others gave their support via social media. “With our shared, enduring national interests, our relationship will continue to be strong,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote via Twitter.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu added: “President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel. I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.”
Here, Us Weekly has rounded up more reactions:
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto
“Mexico and the U.S. are friends, partners and allies who should continue working for the competitiveness and the development of North America,” he wrote via Twitter. “I am confident that Mexico and the United States will continue to tighten its ties of cooperation and mutual respect.”
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai
“Respect the will of the American people, Congratulating and wishing President-elect, @realDonaldTrump , all the success.”
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
“I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign. Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise,” May, Britain’s new prime minister following the shocking Brexit vote of June, wrote in a Facebook post. “We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defence. I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
“Personally and on behalf of the nation, I wish to consider this decision by the American people a positive sign and wish them a successful future,” he said via the Associated Press.
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi
“In the name of Italy, I congratulate the president of the United States and wish him well in his work, convinced that the Italian-American friendship remains strong and solid,” he said, via CNN.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
“We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign, @realDonaldTrump,” he tweeted.