Thursday, May 30, 2024

Merkel, Putin amongst world leaders to wish Modi on his birthday

World leaders today chimed in to wish Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, wishing the pm as “Narendra”, said: “I wish you all the very best in the future—particularly in these unusual times, health happiness and fulfilment.”

Further, “Together over the past few years we have succeeded in consolidating even further traditionally good relations between India and Germany.”

Ms Merkel also wished PM Modi “success” in his political work.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his wished said he valued “the friendly relations” developed with Modi and credited him for taking India along development path.

“I value the kind, friendly relations that have developed between us. I look forward to continuing constructive dialogue with you and work closely together on topical issues of the bilateral and international agenda. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you good health, happiness, well-being and every success,” read Russian President Putin’s message for PM Modi.

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin said there is much potential to deepen even further the relations between the two countries while wishing Modi on his birthday.

“We have the opportunity now to turn the good spirits and broad array of deliverables from it into action. To this end, Finland supports concrete cooperation between India and the European Union in many sectors, such as sustainable development, including the circular economy, free trade and human rights,” Sanna Marin said in a letter to PM Modi.

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has also extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday and said that the two leaders will continue to work closely together to further strengthen relations between India and Nepal.

“Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on the auspicious occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness. We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries,” Mr Oli tweeted.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has organised events such as distribution of ration amongst the needy, organising blood donation camps and eye-check up camps on the occasion of the prime minister’s birthday.

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