President Vladimir Putin of Russia
“Trump’s first statements give us hope that steps towards improving relations between the USA and Russia are possible.”
“The US election result does not mean that all contentious issues in relations between Moscow and Washington will be resolved. The main thing is the intention to resolve them through dialogue.”
Prime Minister Theresa May of United Kingdom
“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.”
Prime minister Viktor Orban of Hungary
He said Donald Trump’s victory was “great news” and showed that “democracy is still alive”.
President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippine
He congratulated Trump, saying he “looks forward to working with the incoming administration”.
President Andrzej Duda of Poland
“Polish-US ties are a great example of a strategic partnership based on common values and freedom, which is so dear to Poles, Americans and to me personally.”
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt
He wished Trump “success in serving the friendly American people, who gave him their trust to lead them” and said he looked forward to reinvigorating US-Egyptian ties.
President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine
He says in a statement that he “congratulates the elected American president, Donald Trump, and hopes that peace will be achieved during his term”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India
He said India looks forward to working with Donald Trump closely, “to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height”.
President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan
Taiwan will “continue to be a close and reliable partner” of the US, which she called “the most important democratic country in the world and the most solid international partner for Taiwan”.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden
“I think the election result will make many individuals, as well as the market, worried. At the same time it is a situation to which we are well prepared. I would have preferred Hillary Clinton to win for a number of reasons. However, Sweden will do everything possible to retain good relations with the United States, no matter who is the president”.
President François Hollande of France
“I congratulate him as is natural between two democratic heads of state.
“This American election opens a period of uncertainty.”
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan
“I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations on your election as the next President of the United States of America.
“Japan and the United States are unwavering allies tied firmly with the bond of universal values […]
“I very much look forward to closely cooperating with you to further strengthen the bond of the Japan-US Alliance, as well as for our two countries to play leading roles for assuring peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region”