German Chancellor Angela Merkel has delivered her first public speech about Joe Biden’s win.
Merkel congratulated Biden “wholeheartedly”, saying that he knows Germany and Europe well and she had fond memories of meeting him.
She also congratulated Kamala Harris as the first woman vice-president and added that, as a child of two migrants, the Californian was an “inspiration to many people”.
Merkel stressed the importance of the two countries’ relationship and said that without US support, German reunification 30 years ago would never have been possible.
Germany Woman added that the two countries must stand together to overcome major challenges, such as the coronavirus pandemic, global warming and terrorism.