President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Greek foreign ministry congratulated Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on winning the US elections with a series of tweets after the result was called.
“Congratulations to @JoeBiden, new President-Elect of the USA and @KamalaHarris, first female Vice-President. Looking forward to extending our cooperation and friendship under your presidency. Welcoming the US again to the #ParisAgreement on climate change is the first step!” President Sakellaropoulou said in an official presidency tweet.
Prime Minister Mitsotakis, in a message with the Greek and United States flags, described Biden as a “true friend of Greece”:
“Congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I’m certain that under his presidency the relationship between our countries will grow even stronger.”
Greek-US ties were also highlighted in congratulatory posts by the foreign ministry, one for Biden and a second for Harris:
“We extend our warmest congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. We look forward to working together w/ the new US administration to keep on enhancing the excellent ????partnership & further strengthen ???? ties@USEmbassyAthens.”
“A special message of congratulations to @KamalaHarris on her election as Vice-President of the United States, the first woman to ever be elected in this office. We look forward to working together to advance strong ???? ties founded on historic friendship & shared values.”
Greece’s main opposition leader Tsipras congratulates Biden on election win
In a message posted on Twitter, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras also congratulated Biden on winning the elections in the United States, noting the large voter turnout as proof that “democracy is and will be thriving” when people participate and vote for their future.
“Congratulations to Joe Biden for becoming the 46th President of the United States. An unprecedented voter turnout, proved once again that democracy is and will be thriving when people are committed to participate and vote for their future.
The experience and support of the President-elect in promoting Greek-American relations will be crucial in strengthening these relations further and dealing with increasing challenges in the region,” the message said.