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Responses from G7 countries to Trump's inauguration were mixed

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NewsHubPresident Trump ‘s inauguration sparked an array of reactions from the six other democratic economies of the G7, with some issuing quick congratulations and others taking a more measured, or even muted, tone.
Japan and the United Kingdom were quick to hail Trump’s inauguration. “Look forward to continuing strong UK – US bond,” Boris Johnson, the top U. K. diplomat, tweeted.
Congratulations to @realDonaldTrump @POTUS on his presidential inauguration day. Look forward to continuing strong UK – US bond— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 20, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was more fulsome. “I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to you on the occasion of your inauguration as the President of the United States of America,” he said. “In the 21st Century, while the Asia-Pacific region is the source of the global economic growth, the security environment of the region is becoming severer. The Japan-U. S. Alliance, bound in universal values such as freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, is playing even greater role. The Japan-U. S. Alliance is the linchpin of Japan’s foreign and security policies. I would like to further strengthen the unwavering tie between Japan and the United States based on the relationship of trust between us the two leaders. ”
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