NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg congratulates US President-elect Donald Trump: »I congratulate Donald Trump on his election as the next President of the United States. And I look forward to working with President-elect Trump. We face a challenging new security environment, including hybrid warfare, cyber attacks, the threat of terrorism. US leadership is as important as ever. Our Alliance has brought together America’s closest friends in times of peace and of conflict for almost 70 years. A strong NATO is good for the United States, and good for Europe.
NATO has responded with determination to the new security situation. But we have more work to do. And I look forward to meeting Mr. Trump soon, and welcoming him to Brussels for the NATO Summit next year to discuss the way forward.«
In a message to Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the dialogue between Moscow and Washington, in keeping with each other’s views, meets the interests of both Russia and the US. The Russian leader noted in the message that he hopes to address some »burning issues that are currently on the international agenda, and search for effective responses to the challenges of the global security«, news agency RIA Novosti reported. Putin has expressed confidence that »building a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington, based on principles of equality, mutual respect and each other’s positions, meets the interests of the peoples of our countries and of the entire international community«.
Sources: RT / RedGlobe