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#Election2016: Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Other World Leaders Congratulate Trump on His Victory



Donald Trump delivering his acceptance speech

Donald Trump delivering his acceptance speech

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin has sent Trump a telegram to congratulate him, declaring his “hope to work together for removing Russian-American relations from their crisis state,” BBC reports.

Also, UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a statement on Wednesday, congratulated Trump on his victory.

“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. 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,” she said.

EU chiefs Donald Tusk and Claude Juncker have sent “sincere congratulations” and an invitation to visit Europe.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India looks forward to working with Donald Trump closely, “to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height”.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi have also congratulated Trump, who will be sworn in on January 20, 2017.

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