Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th US President and the first Vice-President of the country on Wednesday at the West wing of the US Capitol. 

“We have come so far, we still have far to go,” said US President Joe Biden in his inaugural speech.

Biden, the 46th president of the US, is the oldest person to be sworn in as President. The significantly scaled-down ceremony was held in the same lawns through which Donald Trump supporters rampaged the Capitol on January 7 as the House sat to ratify Biden’s election.

The ceremony was attended by former presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton.

Leaders from accross the world took on to Twitter to congratulate Biden and Harris.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Joe Biden as took over the 46th President of the United States. PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “My warmest congratulations to Joe Biden on his assumption of office as President of the United States of America. I look forward to working with him to strengthen India-US strategic partnership.”

“The India-US partnership is based on shared values. We have a substantial and multifaceted bilateral agenda, growing economic engagement and vibrant people to people linkages. Committed to working with President Joe Biden to take the India-US partnership to even greater heights,” he added. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged new US President Joe Biden to “strengthen” a long-standing alliance between the two countries, partly in order to confront the “threat” posed by Iran.

“I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the US-Israel alliance, to continue expanding peace between Israel and the Arab world and to confront common challenges, chief among them the threat posed by Iran,” Netanyahu said in a video congratulating Biden.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday congratulated new US President Joe Biden following his inauguration, saying he “looks forward” to working with him on “issues that matter to us all”.

“Congratulations to Joe Biden on being sworn in as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic inauguration,” Johnson tweeted.

“America’s leadership is vital on the issues that matter to us all, from climate change to COVID, and I look forward to working with President Biden.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took on to Twitter to expressed his desire to work with the Biden administration.

“Congratulations, @JoeBiden, on your inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Our two countries have tackled some of history’s greatest challenges together – and I’m looking forward to continuing this partnership with you, @KamalaHarris, and your administration,” Trudeau tweeted.

The Irish government said, “Michael D. Higgins has written to President Joe Biden, offering his “heartfelt congratulations” as @JoeBiden assumes the office of President of the United States.”

“There can be no greater honour than to be given the trust of one’s fellow citizens to lead,” the Irish President tweeted. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday congratulated new US President Joe Biden, saying she looked forward to a “new chapter” in German-US relations.

“Warmest congratulations on your inauguration, @POTUS Joe Biden and @VP Kamala Harris – a true celebration of American democracy,” Merkel was quoted as saying in a tweet posted by her spokesman Steffen Seibert.

“I look forward to a new chapter of German-American friendship and cooperation,” she added.

Former US Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also congratulated their successor Biden. 

“I am honored to be here to witness the Inauguration of @POTUS Joe Biden and @VP Kamala Harris in a ceremony that has affirmed our democracy and celebrated the best of what America stands for. I send my congratulations, best wishes, and prayers as they begin their important work,” Clinton tweeted.

Barack Obama congratulated his running mate hours before the inauguration, saying ‘This is your time’.