World leaders react to the surprise election of Donald Trump

*Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wrote in a statement that he ‘congratulates the elected American president, Donald Trump, and hopes that peace will be achieved during his term’.
*French ambassador to Washington, Gerard Araud, wrote in a now-deleted tweet: ‘A world is collapsing before our eyes’
*Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated Trump with the words: ‘What a great news. Democracy is still alive’
*French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault pledged to work with Trump, but said his personality ‘raised questions’.
*Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin voiced hopes for more constructive US-Russian dialogue when the newly-elected president takes office.
*Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who had openly supported Hillary Clinton, congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential elections and said Italy’s ties with the United States remained strong.

*South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said that he believed Donald Trump would maintain the current US policy of pressuring North Korea over its nuclear and missile tests.


*Afghanistan’s former Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai said: ‘Ronald Reagan ended the cold war.


‘I hope Donald Trump will end all wars and become hero of peace in the world. People of Afghanistan are tired of war. We want him to invest heavily in bringing peace to war torn Afghanistan and stabilize our region.’

*President Museveni took to twitter to congratulate Donald Trump