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World Leaders Congratulate Britain’s Incoming PM Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer, leader of Britain's Labour party, speaks at a reception to celebrate his win in the election, at Tate Modern, in London, Britain, July 5, 2024. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

World leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Britain’s incoming Prime Minister Keir Starmer on his electoral victory.

Keir Starmer’s centre-left Labour Party won a huge majority in a parliamentary election. Starmer’s victory has ended 14 years of often tumultuous Conservative government rule.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak conceded defeat to opposition Labour Party in the national election on Friday.

Sunak congratulated Keir Starmer, the Labour Party leader, for his victory. “The Labour Party has won this general election and I have called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory.’’

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi

In a post on X, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ” Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to @Keir_Starmer on the remarkable victory in the UK general elections.”

PM Modi said, ” I look forward to our positive and constructive collaboration to further strengthen the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in all areas, fostering mutual growth and prosperity.”

Ursuala Von Der Leyen, President Of The European Commisson

“Congratulation @Keir_Starmer on your electoral victory. I look forward to working with you in a constructive partnership to address common challenges and strengthen European security.”

Roberta Metsola, President Of The EU Parliament

“Congratulations @Keir_Starmer! The relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom is rooted in our shared values and longstanding friendship. As allies and partners, it is in our common interest to continue working closely together.”

Charles Michel, President Of The European Council

“Congratulations Keir Starmer on a historic election victory in the UK. The European Union and the UK are crucial partners, co-operating in all areas of mutual interest for our citizens. I look forward to working with you and your government in this new cycle for the UK. See you soon in the European Political Community meeting on 18 July in the UK where we will discuss common challenges, including stability, security, energy and migration.”

Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris 

“Keir Starmer has brought the Labour Party a comprehensive victory. I congratulate him and his candidates and I look forward to working together as close neighbours and friends.

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“The relationship between Ireland and the UK is deeply consequential for all people across these islands… I look forward to early engagement with the incoming Prime Minister, and to a mutually beneficial and productive relationship between us.”

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

“We have a strong relationship between our two countries, but in Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner and so many others who I am very familiar with in the British Labour Party, I look forward very much to working with them.’’

The Australian Prime Minister told media persons, “ They have very similar views to us on a range of issues. I’m sure we’ll work closely on AUKUS, where we worked very closely as well with the former government.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“Congratulations, @Keir_Starmer, on a historic U.K. election victory. Lots of work ahead to build a more progressive, fair future for people on both sides of the Atlantic. Let’s get to it, my friend.”

French President Emmanuel Macron

“Congratulations Sir@Keir_Starmer on your victory, Pleased with our first discussion. We will continue the work done with the UK for our bilateral cooperation, for peace and security in Europe, for the climate and for AI.’’

 New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon

“Congratulations @Keir_Starmer on your election victory. New Zealand and the UK are great friends and can do so much more together. I look forward to working on every opportunity together as prime ministers. Thank you @RishiSunak for your service to your nation and friendship to New Zealand.”

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated the Labour Party and Keir Starmer for winning the UK election, saying he is looking forward to working together on international peace and security.

“Ukraine and the United Kingdom have been and will continue to be reliable allies through thick and thin. We will continue to defend and advance our common values of life, freedom, and a rules-based international order,” Zelenskyy wrote on X.

He also thanked the outgoing Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for his steadfast support, saying “Ukraine will never forget” the shared achievements which included signing a bilateral security cooperation agreement.

(With Inputs From Reuters)