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World leaders congratulate Narendra Modi

  • Published at 05:52 pm May 23rd, 2019
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Indian PM and BJP leader Narendra Modi gestures during a roadshow in Varanasi on April 25, 2019 Reuters

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the election results reaffirmed Modi’s leadership

Several international leaders congratulated Narendra Modi on Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance is all set for a historic win. At 2:45pm, the NDA was leading in 348 out of 542 Lok Sabha seats, according to NDTV.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara wave as Netanyahu speaks following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's parliamentary election at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel April 10, 2019 ReutersIsrael Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the election results reaffirmed Modi’s leadership. “Congratulations, my friend Narendra Modi, on your impressive election victory!” he tweeted. “The election results further reaffirm your leadership of the world’s largest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between India & Israel. Well done, my friend!”

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Modi. In his letter, Xi said he is looking forward to work with Modi. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe also congratulated Modi over phone. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Modi.

China's President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a session meeting during the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 27, 2018 AFP

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih also congratulated Modi. “It is a strong affirmation of the Indian people’s confidence in the BJP/led government,” he tweeted. “I look forward to closer and enhanced ties of Maldives-India cooperation.”

Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrives at an event with supporters in Male, Maldives September 24, 2018 Reuters

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said his government was looking forward to expanding cooperation between the two democracies.

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a live TV broadcast at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan January 28, 2019 Reuters

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated Modi on people endorsing his leadership once again. “Sri Lanka looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with India in the future,” he tweeted.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, centre, delivers a speech during the National War Heroes Day in Colombo on May 19, 2019 AFP

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli congratulated Modi for “landslide election victory” in the Lok Sabha polls. “I wish all success ahead,” he said. “I look forward to working closely with you.”