World leaders react to Donald Trump’s US election victory

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Nov. 9, 2016.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Nov. 9, 2016.

Top officials at the European Union have invited Donald Trump to Europe for an urgent US-EU summit

In a joint letter, Donald Tusk, president of the European council and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European commission, congratulated Trump and urged him to come to Europe for talks “at your earliest convenience”.

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Tusk and Juncker are seeking reassurance on key issues on which Trump’s remarks on the campaign trial have rattled European leaders, including migration, climate change and Russia’s threat to Ukraine.

The letter said: “It is more important than ever to strengthen transatlantic relations. Only by cooperating closely can the EU and the US continue to make a difference when dealing with unprecedented challenges such as Da’esh [Isis], the threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, climate change and migration.”

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SOURCE: Guardian

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