NEW DELHI: Wishes from leaders worldwide including Germany’s Angela Markel and Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia continue to pour in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his second term in office, following a huge Lok Sabha election victory against Congress-led Opposition this week.
“Messages felicitating PM Narendra Modi for electoral victory continue to stream in,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet on Sunday said.
In a press note, the ministry said, “The Prime Minster received phone calls today from HRH Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia; HRH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar; HE Ms Angela Markel, Chancellor of Germany; HE Ms Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; and HE Mr Mahindra Rajapaksa, former President of Sri Lanka.
The two leaders (Markel and Modi) look forward to interacting at the forthcoming G 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan and to the Inter-Governmental Consultations between the two countries later this year in India, the statement added.
Outgoing Britain’s May described the recently-concluded India’s general election as a major showcase for democracy.
Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 356 Parliamentary seats out of a total of 542.