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World Leaders Congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi Following Third-Term Victory

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have extended their congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. 

Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also praised Modi’s success and the BJP-led NDA coalition’s victory. The leaders expressed their eagerness to work closely with him in the future. 

The BJP-led NDA is set to form its third successive government at the Centre. The election results showed the NDA winning 291 seats, the opposition INDIA bloc securing 234 seats, and other parties obtaining 18 seats. The contest was tighter than predicted by exit polls, which had forecast a sweeping victory for the NDA. 

Modi also received congratulatory messages from Singapore Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, Taiwan President Lai Ching-te, Iran’s interim President Mohammad Mokhber, and the leaders of neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

 

Germany: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz congratulated Prime Minister Modi and said that he will work with PM Modi to deepen German-Indian ties. “Congratulations on your election victory, dear @narendramodi! We will successfully continue our cooperation to deepen Indo-German relations as well as our cooperation on international and global issues. I look forward to seeing you again soon,” he said.

 

European Council: President of the European Council Charles Michel tweets “Congratulations PM Modi on your results in India’s General Elections, the world’s largest election.  The EU is looking forward to continuing to deepen our strategic partnership with India.  Our continents must cooperate on the most pressing global challenges: climate change, peace & security, and the fight against poverty.”

 

The USA: In a post on X, President Biden noted that the friendship between India and the US is only growing as the two nations unlock a shared future of unlimited potential. “Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance on their victory, and the nearly 650 million voters in this historic election. The friendship between our nations is only growing as we unlock a shared future of unlimited potential,” said Biden.

In a separate statement, the US Department of State lauded the 650 million voters for casting their ballots in the largest exercise in democracy and for their contribution to India’s democratic processes.

“The United States congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance on their victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha general elections. With approximately 650 million voters casting their ballots over the past six weeks, these elections represent the largest exercise in democracy in human history. We commend Indian voters, poll workers, civil society, and journalists for their commitment and vital contributions to India’s democratic processes and institutions,” the US government statement said.

“We look forward to continuing to further our partnership with the Indian government to promote prosperity and innovation, address the climate crisis, and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” the statement added.

 

Russia: Russian President Putin extended heartfelt congratulations on the victory and said that the voting results have confirmed PM Modi’s personal high political authority. “Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the victory of the Indian People’s Party in the general parliamentary elections. The voting results again confirmed your personal high political authority, support for your course towards accelerated socio-economic development of India and the protection of its interests on the world stage,” a statement of the Russian President said.

“We attach great importance to the relationship of a particularly privileged strategic partnership with New Delhi. I am confident that the interests of the friendly peoples of Russia and India are in the interests of further building up traditional mutually beneficial cooperation and filling it with new content,” the statement added.

Putin further said he hoped the two countries would continue to have a frank dialogue and constructive joint work on current issues on the bilateral and international agenda.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Italy: Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni wrote, “Congratulations to @narendramodi on the new electoral victory and my warmest wishes for good work. Certain that we will continue to work together to strengthen the friendship that unites Italy and India.” In reply, Prime Minister Modi said, “Thank you for your kind wishes PM @GiorgiaMeloni. We remain committed to deepening India-Italy strategic partnership which is underpinned by shared values and interests. Looking forward to working together for global good.”

 

UK: British Prime Minister Sunak said he spoke to Modi and congratulated him on his election victory. “Today I spoke to Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his election victory. The UK and India share the closest of friendships, and together that friendship will continue to thrive. There is a close friendship between Britain and India, and together this friendship will continue to grow,” Sunak said.

 

France: Noting that India has concluded the world’s largest elections, French President Emmanuel Macron said, “Congratulations Narendra Modi, my dear friend. Together we will continue strengthening the strategic partnership that unites India and France.”

 

Japan: Japan’s PM Kishida, in his message, expressed his wish that Modi would “exercise leadership for India’s further development” and said he would like to closely work with his Indian counterpart to realise a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.

 

Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended his congratulations, stating, “I extend my warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on being re-elected for a third consecutive term. May the friendship between India and Israel continue to surge towards new heights. Badhaai Ho!”

 

UAE: UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also congratulated his friend on his re-election as Prime Minister and wish him success in leading India to further progress and growth.

“I extend my sincere congratulations to my friend @NarendraModi on his re-election as Prime Minister and wish him success in leading India to further progress and growth. Our two countries enjoy a deeply rooted strategic partnership and I look forward to our continued collaboration aimed at advancing the shared development goals of our nations and our peoples,” he said in an X post.

 

Mauritius: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, in his message, stated, “Congratulations Prime Minister Modi Ji @narendramodi on your laudable victory for a historic third term. Under your helm, the largest democracy will continue to achieve remarkable progress. Long live the Mauritius-India special relationship.” 

 

Bhutan: Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay also congratulated PM Modi and the BJP on the ‘historic’ win. “Congratulations to my friend PM @narendramodi ji and NDA for the historic 3rd consecutive win in the world’s biggest elections. As he continues to lead Bharat to great heights, I look forward to working closely with him to further strengthen the relations between our 2 countries,” he said. 

 

Nepal: Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ also extended his congratulations. “Congratulations to PM @narendramodi on the electoral success of BJP and NDA in the Lok Sabha elections for the third consecutive term. We are happy to note the successful completion of the world’s largest democratic exercise with the enthusiastic participation of the people of India.”

 

Ukraine: Welcoming the successful holding of the world’s largest democratic elections in India, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated PM Modi, the BJP, and the BJP-led NDA on the third consecutive victory in India’s parliamentary elections. “I wish the people of India peace and prosperity, and I hope for continued cooperation between our countries. India and Ukraine share common values and a rich history. May our partnership continue to thrive, bringing progress and mutual understanding for our nations,” he said. “Everyone in the world recognizes these significance and weight of India’s role in global affairs. It is critical that we all work together to ensure a just peace for all nations. In this regard, we also look forward to seeing India attend the Peace Summit,” he added.

 

Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lawrence Wong also congratulated Modi. “Congratulations @narendramodi on the historic victory by the NDA for the third consecutive term. Look forward to working with you to deepen the Singapore-India partnership and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year,” Wong said in a post on X.

Singapore High Commissioner Simon Wong echoed similar sentiments. “With the NDA #Modi win for a third term, we look forward to #Bharat marching ahead with Speed, Scale, Scope and Standards. Heartiest Congratulations,” he wrote on social media platform X.

 

Maldives: Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu also extended his congratulations. “Congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi, and the BJP and BJP-led NDA, on the success in the 2024 Indian General Election, for the third consecutive term. I look forward to working together to advance our shared interests in pursuit of shared prosperity and stability for our two countries,” he said.

 

Jamaica: Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness congratulated Modi and said he looks forward to working together for the welfare of both nations.

 

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe also sent his felicitations. “I extend my warmest felicitations to the @BJP4India led NDA on its victory, demonstrating the confidence of the Indian people in the progress and prosperity under the leadership of PM @narendramodi. As the closest neighbour Sri Lanka looks forward to further strengthening the partnership with India,” he said.

 

Mauritius: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth reiterated his congratulations, saying, “Congratulations Prime Minister Modi Ji on your laudable victory for a historic third term. Under your helm, the largest democracy will continue to achieve remarkable progress. Long live the Mauritius-India special relationship.” 

 

China: China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning expressed readiness to promote healthy and stable relations between the two countries. “China is ready to work with India to promote the healthy and stable development of relations between the two countries, in the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, with an eye to the big picture and a view to the future,” she said.