Joe Biden has promised to re-establish global alliances in his first speech as U.S. President. Mr Biden was sworn in as 46th U.S. President on Wednesday amid tight security in Washington. In unprecedented scenes, around 25,000 National Guard troops were positioned to make sure inauguration took place without incident. In first days of his presidency, Mr Biden will make several executive orders to change direction of America's foreign policy. He will rejoin Paris climate accord. Biden spoke about restoring America's reputation overseas. He said: "America has been tested. And we've come out stronger for it. We will repair our alliances and engage with world once again."
Outgoing President Donald Trump left office vowing to "be back". His parting words to American public were: "Have good life, we will see you soon." Mr Trump broke with tradition by not attending his successor's inauguration. In his farewell speech, Mr Trump said: "This has been incredible four years. We've accomplished so much together. What we've done has been amazing by any standard." He added: "It's been great honour and privilege to be your president. I will always fight for you....I wish new administration great luck and great success. I think they will have great success. They have foundation to do something really spectacular."