The upset defeat of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by real estate mogul Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States shocked many Americans, as well as world leaders.
But in foreign relations, diplomacy is crucial. Here are some of the congratulations sent to President-Elect Trump.
President Vladimir Putin congratulated Trump on his triumph Wednesday and said he hopes the two of them "can establish a constructive dialogue" and work together to resolve U.S.-Russian crisis relations and international security challenges, according to the Kremlin website.
Prime Minister Theresa May, despite her previous criticism of Trump's remarks, congratulated him on "a hard-fought campaign." She stated in a personal Facebook post that Britain and the United States have had a "special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise... and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defence."
I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States. Full statement: https://t.co/7W2feuodUE— Theresa May (@theresa_may) November 9, 2016
President François Hollande openly endorsed Hillary Clinton in the United States 2016 presidential election. When Trump was elected, Hollande congratulated him with little gusto. "Certain positions taken by Donald Trump during the American campaign must be confronted with the values and interests we share with the United States,? The Guardian reported.
Je viens de m'exprimer au sujet de l'élection présidentielle américaine. pic.twitter.com/ZCwHUPtuPL— François Hollande (@fhollande) November 9, 2016
President Xi Jinping called Trump to congratulate him on his victory, according to Chinese state media. "I place great importance on the China-U.S. relationship, and look forward to working with you to uphold the principles of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation," reports alleged that Xi said to Trump. He said he hopes to avoid conflict and find healthy, stable relations.
Here’s what Chinese President Xi Jinping told Trump on his congratulations call https://t.co/Rd20OkOfMY— Fortune (@FortuneMagazine) November 9, 2016
Prime Mister Narendra Modi addressed his views on a Trump Presidency via Twitter.
We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height. @realDonaldTrump— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign, @realDonaldTrump.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
President Enrique Pena Nieto did not outwardly congratulate Donald Trump but instead hopes the U.S. and Mexico remain allies and show mutual respect.
Confío que México y Estados Unidos seguirán estrechando sus lazos de cooperación y respeto mutuo.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 9, 2016
México y EUA son amigos, socios y aliados que deben seguir colaborando por la competitividad y el desarrollo de América del Norte.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 9, 2016
According to the New York Times, former presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, urged Mexicans to remain calm and, ?We will stay together no matter what the circumstances are.?
Mensaje al pueblo de México, por el resultado de las elecciones en Estados Unidos https://t.co/8pYdgsh69S— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) November 9, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement congratulating Trump. He stated, "Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the United States."
The NYT reported that Trump's plan to revisit the North American Free Trade Agreement could cause uncertainty to Canada's economy and that Trudeau's approach to immigration is the exact opposite of Trumps which could cause more issues.
Why does it matter what I think or say, Cheryl? If you're confident you've done the right thing, why should you care what anyone else does? https://t.co/3gsnz4YfVq— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
@jk_rowling do you live in the US??? In other words mind your own business and stop sticking in ours.— Cheryl Hall (@chall2450) November 9, 2016
The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred. https://t.co/VF6NePPySm— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
The hard thing to do is to keep on keepin' on when the bullies actually win. How do we even move forward from here? https://t.co/lTnGmXxRY4— Mallory (@malmal1012) November 9, 2016