More African leaders congratulate Deputy President Joe Biden, Deputy President Kamala Harris

More congratulations from African leaders continued in Washington following the election of Democratic candidate Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

The latest messages come from Sudan, South Africa, Kenya, Libya, Ghana and Mauritania – all of which emphasize the need for joint cooperation between Africa and the USA.

In Khartoum, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok said on Saturday: “On behalf of the Sudanese people, I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as President and Vice President.”

In his congratulations, Hamdok said he was looking forward to working closely with both to build the bridge of friendship and cooperation between the US and Sudan.

‘Sudanese are hopeful that the US President-elect Biden and the Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will support the democratic transition in Sudan and the emerging civilian government, which faces major economic and political challenges.

He said the outgoing US government under Donald Trump took more than a year to remove Sudan from the terrorist list and forced Khartoum to normalize relations with Israel before the decision could take effect.

Many Sudanese who are not opposed to normalization say Trump humiliated their country when he linked it to the repeal of the designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Sudan is waiting for the US Congress to restore its sovereign immunities that it has lost as a designated terrorist state.

On October 31, 2020, Sudan and the United States signed an agreement to restore sovereign immunity. The agreement covers cases against Sudan in US courts, including the bombing of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998.

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa said on his official Twitter account that he looks forward to working with Biden and Harris to strengthen ties between South Africa and the USA.

“We congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the American people on your election. We look forward to working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation,” he wrote.

Pule Mabe, spokesperson for the African National Congress (ANC), said the party also welcomed their victory, adding that the world must stand up to respect democracy and accept the new government.

The ANC has expressed the hope that the Biden-Harris government will take the lead in bringing about a global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harris will be the first female vice president of the United States and also the first female colored person to hold the post.

In Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta described the landslide victory in the hard-hitting polls as proof of Americans’ confidence in the former vice president’s leadership, according to a statement issued Sunday at the Nairobi presidential office.

“Americans have spoken loud and clear through their voices by choosing a very experienced, colorfully decorated and longtime leader to become their next head of state,” Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta said Biden is a friend of Kenya whose last visit to the country, while under Vice President under President Barack Obama, helped renew ties between Kenya and the US.

“His victory therefore provides an even greater and better platform for our two countries to work more closely together for the prosperity of the people of our two nations,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta elected Vice President Harris to make history by becoming the first woman to hold the second most important leadership position in American political history.

“She is a pioneer and role model whose victory can inspire and encourage millions of young girls around the world to pursue and achieve their dreams of greatness and success.

To outgoing President Donald Trump, President Kenyatta said: “The close working relationship of your administration with Kenya has been good.

From Libya, the chairman of the presidential council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, congratulates Al-Sarraj Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, the hope expressed with Biden and his deputy, Harris, to work together. to bring about a democratic civilian state in Libya.

After four days of tension, the candidate of the Democratic Party and former vice president in the administration of Barack Obama was given the victory in the presidential election, which defeated the outgoing president Donald Trump.

Reports from Ghana say Ghana’s key politicians congratulated Biden and Harris on their election victory.

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Chief Opposition Leader John Dramani Mahama are the main candidates for the December 7 presidential election in Ghana. Both men welcome the newly-formed U.S. leaders.

In a tweet, President Akufo-Addo writes: ‘On behalf of the government and the people of Ghana, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the President-elect of the United States, Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden jr. With his decisive victory in the election of 3 November 2020. “

He also congratulated Senator Kamala Harris on becoming the first female vice president of the United States.

President Akufo-Addo wrote: ‘It is my sincere hope that President Elect Biden’s term of office will be marked by the delivery of unity, security, progress and prosperity to all Americans.

“I am hopeful that, over the course of his presidency, relations between Ghana and the United States will continue to grow from strength to strength, and the relations that have been based over the years on a shared agenda of freedom, development, progress and prosperity. ‘

Former President Mahama praised the “resilience” of Mr. Biden praised and noted that “it took Biden pure eagerness and determination to get such a victory as the elected President of the United States of America”.

He also said that the election of incoming Vice President Harris ‘not only shattered the glass ceiling but also made a big hole in it that will inspire the world to follow in the footsteps of inclusion, representation and unity’.

In his message, Mauritanian President Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani said on Saturday

wrote: “Your election as President of the United States of America gives me the opportunity to express my heartfelt congratulations to Your Excellency, and wish you good health and full success in your mission to the friendly American people for further progress and prosperity” .

The Mauritanian President added: “I also take this opportunity to assure you of our firm will to continue working with you, to deepen the respective bonds of friendship and cooperation between our two countries.”

Earlier, Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Biden, saying Nigeria was looking forward to greater cooperation with the US.


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