Us Update : Trump agrees transition to Biden must begin

Washington, Nov 24 : US President Donald Trump on Monday finally relented and accepted that the process of formal transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office in January.

Mr Trump said the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal agency overseeing the handover, must “do what needs to be done”, even as he vowed to keep fighting his electoral defeat, BBC reported.

Mr Trump’s announcement came after the sate of Michigan on Sunday officially declared Mr Biden as the winner there, further reducing Mr Trump’s chances of retaining the White House.

Mr Trump’s announcement was welcomed by the Biden team as the Democratic president-elect gears up to be sworn in on 20 January as the country’s 46th President.

Mr Biden in the meantime on Monday, unveiled a foreign policy and national security team largely made up of old colleagues from his years in the Obama administration.

UNI

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