09:09 11 Nov 2020

Biden discussed Ukraine with Macron and Johnson

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The declared winner of the US presidential election, Joe Biden, held telephone talks with European leaders. During, he drew attention to the Ukrainian issue.

Biden's headquarters stated this in official messages, published on Twitter.

"Biden has expressed his willingness to work together on global challenges, including security and development in Africa, conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and Iran's nuclear program," a release on talks with French President Emmanuel Macron reads.

In a conversation with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, the President-elect of the United States also drew attention to Ukraine, marking it as a priority for the joint efforts of Washington and London.

"Among the common priorities discussed were the containment of COVID-19 and the promotion of global health efforts; the pursuit of sustainable economic recovery; responding to the challenges of climate change; strengthening democracy; and joint efforts on the Western Balkans and Ukraine," the message reads.

In addition, Biden reportedly held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin.

To recap, the elections of the US president took place on November 3. After a preliminary vote count, Democrat Joe Biden is firmly in the lead. However, the current head of state Donald Trump doesn't want to admit his defeat, saying that he'll seek a recount.

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