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Modi gets congratulatory messages on poll win


Agencies, New Delhi In the aftermath of his electoral win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received telephone calls from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Zimbabwean President E D Mnangagwa, and Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi congratulating him on his victory in the just-concluded general elections in India. Reiterating his firm commitment to further strengthen the Special Strategic Partnership between the two countries, Mr Modi thanked the South Korean President for his greetings and warmly recalled his recent visit to the country in February 2019. He also recalled the visit of First Lady Kim to India in 2018 to attend the ‘Deepotsav’ festival and said the visit had added a new chapter to India-South Korean ties. Responding to President Mnangagwa's warm congratulatory message, the Prime Minister thanked Mr Mnangagwa and appreciated the fact that two media-persons from Zimbabwe had visited India to cover the elections. The Prime Minister also recalled the successful visit of the Vice President of India to Zimbabwe last year, and expressed his desire to take bilateral relations to new heights. While thanking the Mozambican leader's greeting, Mr Modi also conveyed his condolences to President Nyusi of Mozambique on the loss of life and property in the aftermath of a cyclone earlier this year. President Nyusi thanked the Prime Minister for the timely assistance extended by Indian Navy at the time. The Prime Minister said that India will always stand with Mozambique in solidarity and partnership, an official release here said.

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