Hopes Belgium and US continue to defend freedom and tolerance

Belgian premier Charles Michel has congratulated Donald J. Trump on his victory in the US election. "I hope Belgium and the US will continue to defend the same values of freedom and tolerance" he said.

The Belgian leader added: "The American people have spoken. I wish Mr Trump every success in his new post. I hope that you will be a unifying president who is open to dialog and that Belgium and the US will continue to defend the same values of freedom and tolerance."

Mr Michel noted that Mr Trump faces many challenges in particular the international fight against terrorism and radicalisation, climate change and sustainable economic growth. People’s expectations are high."

"I hope that Mr Trump will continue to support the European project and help to guarantee security within the NATO framework."

Mr Michel was also keen to thank President Obama for the good co-operation in the past years."