Saturday, March 25, 2023

World leaders congratulate India’s new President Murmu

Several world leaders, including presidents of China, Russia, Sri Lanka and Nepal, have congratulated India’s new president Droupadi Murmu who assumed office on Monday and expressed their desire to work with her to enhance their respective nations’ multifaceted ties with India.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated Murmu, 64, on assuming office, saying he stands ready to work with her to enhance political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation and properly handle differences.
In the congratulatory message, President Xi pointed out that China and India are important neighbours of each other, and that a healthy and stable China-India relationship is in line with the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people, as well as conducive to peace, stability and development in the region and across the world.
Xi said that he attaches great importance to China-India relations, and stands ready to work with Murmu to enhance political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also congratulated Murmu and expressed hope that she will further promote bilateral productive cooperation. “We attach much importance to the relations of a special privileged strategic partnership with India,” Putin said in the message.
Sri Lanka’s newly-appointed President Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulated Murmu, recalling the close ties between the two nations and underlining that her leadership offers “fresh impetus” to the joint endeavours to nurture and strengthen the cordial ties they enjoy.
Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih congratulated Murmu on her “historic election”. “Her capability and experience will no doubt lead India to greater heights. I look forward to enhancing the close relations between the Maldives and India under her leadership,” he tweeted last week.
Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari conveyed her wishes to Murmu and expressed confidence that the cooperation between our two countries will reach new heights during her tenure. Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in a tweet congratulated Smt Droupadi Murmu on behalf of the govt & people of Nepal.
Deuba was confident that the excellent bilateral relations between Nepal & India will see newer heights.

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