U.S. allies have welcomed President Bush's inauguration, saying they hope for better relations with the United States in his second term.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair told The Guardian newspaper he believes Mr. Bush will seek wider international consensus on foreign policy issues.
French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier called for placing U.S.-European ties on a new footing, one in which each side listens to what the other has to say.
Britain joined the United States in sending troops to Iraq, while France strongly opposed the U.S.-led invasion.
The European Union wants Washington to be more active in the Middle East peace process and to adopt the Kyoto treaty on global warming.
The Austrian newspaper Die Presse says many will closely watch how Mr. Bush deals with Iran and North Korea.
Information for this report is provided by AP.