New Delhi, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): Prime Minister Narendra Modi received congratulatory telephone calls from leaders across the world including from Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, King of Bhutan; Dr. Lotay Shering, Prime Minister of Bhutan; K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal; Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of Maldives; Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka; Vladimir Putin, President of Russia; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Abe Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan; Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia; Pravind Jugnauth; Prime Minister of Mauritius; Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of UAE; and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel on the victory in the General Elections 2019.
Warmly felicitating the Prime Minister, the leaders expressed the view that the historic mandate reflected the abiding faith of the people of India in the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Expressing his gratitude for their compliments and good wishes, the Prime Minister said that the general elections embodied the strength of Indian democracy, which is the world’s largest. He thanked the global leaders for their cooperation in developing mutually beneficial bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation, and expressed his desire to continue to work further with them in fostering even stronger ties.
The Prime Minister has also expressed his gratitude to several other leaders who have extended their felicitations to him over social media and other means.
Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh had initiated the call to extend her congratulations on the clear mandate given by the people of India to the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In doing so, PM Sheikh Hasina became one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate the Prime Minister, thus reflecting the extraordinarily close and cordial ties between India and Bangladesh, and the excellent rapport that the two leaders enjoy.
The two leaders pledged to continue to raise the India-Bangladesh relationship to unprecedented new heights. They recognised the importance of rapidly completing on-going plans for deepening the partnership in security trade, transportation, energy and people to people ties. Doing so within the next 3 years would have specific significance in view of the centenary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2020 and the 50thanniversary of Bangladesh’s Liberation in 2021.
The leaders also agreed to identify dates for a meeting at the earliest, to resume work in service of the bilateral relationship.
Modi thanked his Nepali counterpart K.P. Sharma OliOli for his warm words of felicitations and reaffirmed India’s commitment to strengthen the bonds of India-Nepal friendship.
The two leaders while expressing satisfaction at the significant progress in bilateral cooperation across various sectors, reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the traditionally close and friendly ties between the two countries and work towards deepening multi-faceted bilateral cooperation.
Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards further strengthening of the Strategic Partnership between India and France. Prime Minister Modi thanked France for her steadfast support to India on critical issues.
Describing PM Modi as one of the foremost leaders of the democratic world, President Macron reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit France in August 2019 for a bilateral meeting and also to attend the G7 Summit at Biarritz.