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US President Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi, says great things in store for US-India ties

Congratulations To Prime Minister @NarendraModi And His BJP Party On Their BIG Election Victory! Great Things Are In Store For The US-India Partnership With The Return Of PM Modi At The Helm. I Look Forward To Continuing Our Important Work Together! Trump Tweeted.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 23 May 2019, 11:19:34 PM
US President Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi, says great things in store for US-India ties

New Delhi:

US President Donald Trump was among dozens of world leaders who congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on his impressive victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 as he vowed to work with him to bolster the bilateral ties.

"Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory! Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!" Trump tweeted.

Besides Trump, Chinese President Xi extended "heartfelt" congratulations to Modi on his victory and vowed to work with him to take the bilateral ties to a new height.

"I attach great importance to the development of China-India relations and would like to work with you to guide the development directions of the bilateral relations, enhance mutual political trust, expand pragmatic cooperation and promote the closer developmental partnership between the two countries to a new height," Xi wrote in a letter to Modi.

As important neighbours to each other, China and India are two largest developing countries and emerging economies in the world. In recent years, China-India relations have shown strong momentum of development under the joint efforts of both sides, according to the letter.

Xi's message congratulating Modi even before the official announcement of results came as a surprise as normally, by practice and protocol, the Chinese leadership greets leaders of other countries after the official results are declared.

Considering the bonhomie and friendship between Xi and Modi, who met numerous times in the last few years and had their first informal summit at Wuhan last year, officials said that Xi did not wait for an official declaration of the polls due to the strong showing of the NDA.

Imran Khan congratulated Modi on his electoral triumph and expressed desire to work with him for peace and prosperity in the region.

"I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia," Khan tweeted in both English and Urdu.

The results of India's general elections are very significant for Pakistan as the formation of the next government in New Delhi will determine the course of Indo-Pakistan ties, which were pushed to a new low after the Pulwama terror attack.

In April, Khan said he believed there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settle the Kashmir issue if Modi's party wins the elections.

Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan was committed to resolve all issues with India through dialogue irrespective of the outcome of the elections.

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First Published : 23 May 2019, 11:19:34 PM