Both Moscow and Beijing commented Monday on questions about why Democrat Joe Biden had not congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election .
China said it would follow international custom in issuing a statement regarding the US elections, in which Biden wrested enough states to win the presidential seat, but his Republican rival, the incumbent President Donald Trump, did not recognize the results of the elections held on the third of November, and is presenting legal appeals against it .
“We have noted that Mr. Biden has declared his victory in the elections, and we understand that the results of the US elections will be approved in accordance with US law and American procedures, ” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin .
Wang added, “We always believe that China and the United States should enhance communication and dialogue between them, manage differences on the basis of mutual respect, expand the framework of cooperation on the basis of common interest and establish a foundation for the development of sound and stable bilateral relations,” according to Reuters. “.
Relations between Beijing and Washington are going through the worst period in decades, due to various disputes that include aspects of technology, trade and even the Hong Kong issue and the Corona virus, and Trump has imposed a package of sanctions on China .
For his part, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is awaiting the issuance of an official result of the US elections to congratulate the winner, and that he takes into account the announcement of the current president on submitting legal challenges related to the voting process .”
Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow had considered it best to wait for the official results before issuing a comment .
Peskov indicated that Putin has repeatedly stressed his readiness to work with any leader of the United States, and that Russia hopes to build a dialogue with the new US administration and find a way to normalize relations .
Relations between Moscow and Washington deteriorated to their lowest levels in the post-Cold War era in 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula to it from Ukraine, and Biden was then US Vice President Barack Obama .
The President of Mexico had refused to consider Biden as president until some issues were resolved, and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, on Saturday, that it is “too early” to congratulate Joe Biden, who announced his victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential elections .
“We will wait until all the legal cases are resolved. We don’t want to be reckless,” Lopez Obrador told reporters.