The Moscow Patriarchate is considered that the victory of Republican Donald trump on US presidential election can positively affect the system of international relations, if the new President will fulfill his election promises. This was stated by “Interfax” the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Grigory Alfeyev (Metropolitan Hilarion).
“With his election promises on improving the whole system of international relations, the creation of a unified global coalition against terrorism”, – said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.
However, he urged not to “indulge the euphoria over the victory of the Republican candidate.” “Time will tell how it will be President whether the promises made during the election campaign,” said Alpheus.
In his opinion, the rhetoric of the candidate in US presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton did not convince the majority of voters and even the active support of the incumbent President Barack Obama “has not added to her votes.”
“The choice was not only between two individuals. In fact, the Americans raised the question: do you want to remain the same or do you want change? And the American people voted for change,” – said the Metropolitan.
The news of the election of Donald trump welcomed with applause in the state Duma and President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent him a congratulatory telegram in which he expressed hope for the restoration of Russian-American relations. The restoration of relations with Russia was one of the points of the electoral program of trump, who has repeatedly praised Russian leader, favorably opposing it to Barack Obama, and said that if elected will be able to “get along with Russia.”
Otherwise, reacted to his victory, world markets: global stock indexes fell on news of the leadership of the Republican candidate.