Nicola Sturgeon – 2020 Comments on Joe Biden Becoming US President

The comments made by Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, on 7 November 2020.

I warmly congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their success. Theirs is a historic victory that will be welcomed by progressives across the globe. Women and people of colour in particular will feel inspired by the historic nature of Vice President-elect Harris’ achievement.

I welcome the commitment that was so evident in the Biden/Harris campaign to leadership and multilateral cooperation on the many challenges faced by countries across the world, from COVID-19 to climate change.

Scotland and America share deep and longstanding bonds of friendship, and I look forward to these being renewed and strengthened in the years ahead.