World leaders welcomed Prime Minister Keir Starmer’s election victory.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog were among the first to send messages of support.

“I am confident we will continue working together to strengthen the historic friendship between the UK and Israel and to advances the town goals of security and peace,” he said.

Netanyahu thanked former PM Rishi Sunak for his “friendship and support” over the years.

President Isaac Herzog noted: “As he (PM Starmer) prepares to enter Downing Street, I look forward to working together with him and his new government to bring our hostages home, to build a better future for the region, and to deepen the close friendship between Israel and the UK.”

Herzog expressed gratitude to Sunak for s

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tanding with the Israeli people especially since the 10/7 terror attack.

US President Joe Biden called Starmer offered congratulations.

“I look forward to our shared work in support of freedom and democracy around the world, and to further strengthening the special relationship between our two countries,” he said.

Biden added that he is looking forward to working closely with on the “full range of critical issues”. Downing Street said they discussed am “unwavering commitment to Ukraine” and the UK-US “special relationship”.

A White House spokesman said the two leaders reaffirmed a special relationship between the nations and importance of working together in support of freedom and democracy around the world.

European Council President Charles Michel said: “The EU and the UK are crucial partners, cooperating 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.”

Michel said shared challenges included stability, security, energy and migration.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is looking forward to working in a “constructive partnership to address common challenges and strengthen European security”.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said his country and the UK would continue to be “reliable allies, adding: “We will defend and advance our common values of life, freedom and a rules-based international order.”

President Emmanuel Macron said he and Starmer would continue work with the UK for “bilateral cooperation, peace and security in Europe, for the climate and AI”.

Germany Chancellor Olaf Scholz noted: “He will be a very good, very successful prime minister, of that I am convinced,” he told reporters in Berlin.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni wrote: “The state of relations between Italy and the UK is excellent. I am sure that we will continue to cultivate a strong and reliable collaborative relationship between our great Nations.”

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated: “Lots of work ahead to build a more progressive, fair future for people on both sides of the Atlantic,” he said. “Let’s get to it, my friend.”

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese added: “Congratulations on a resounding election victory. I look forward to working constructively with the incoming government.”

New Zealand Prime Ministe, Christopher Luxon said he was looking forward to opportunities together.