Let’s go higher, Narendra Modi tells Donald Trump

PM calls up President-elect, says looking forward to taking partnership to new heights; Pranab says Trump’s victory is a celebration of ‘individual heroism’.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 10, 2016 3:12 am
Donald Trump, Trump, Modi, Narendra Modi, US elections, US election results, US results, US polls, US results, US president, India news, US news At the venue of a celebration of Trump’s win by Hindu Sena in New Delhi. (Source: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on being elected the 45th President of the United States and hoped for good ties between the two nations.

The Prime Minister spoke to President-elect Trump to convey his best wishes and hoped that the two countries would continue to build on the “bedrock of strong Indo-US ties”.

“PM conveyed his best wishes & the two leaders looked forward to working closely to take the #IndiaUS strategic partnership to a new height.

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“Continuing to build on the bedrock of strong Indo-US relations. PM spoke just now to @realDonaldTrump to congratulate him on his election,” Vikas Swarup, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman, said on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Modi had himself tweeted his congratulations to Trump.

“Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President,” he said. “We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign. We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height.”

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President Pranab Mukherjee expressed hope that a “new era” will be ushered in the growing Indo-US partnership. Extending his good wishes, Mukherjee said India and the US shared common values of democracy and pluralism, and strong people-to-people ties bound the two nations.

“Our strategic and economic interests increasingly overlap. We also face common challenges. There is enormous potential for building synergies between our countries. I hope your presidency will usher in a new era in the growing India-US partnership,” the President said in a message to Trump.

Mukherjee said Trump’s victory was a celebration of the spirit of individual heroism that has always defined the American national identity.

“It is also a celebration of people’s power that nurtures democracies like India and the US,” he said.

“As you prepare to take up your responsibilities, I convey my best wishes for your success in office and for your personal well-being,” the President was quoted by his spokesman as saying in the message.

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    Chetan
    Nov 10, 2016 at 6:37 am
    Not universal phenomenon, but dose of reality check for whoever thinking and dreaming in world that digitized, automated and social media embracement is the world; let them know that the world is stll for the people of the people and by the people who have flesh, blood and above all intellect with emotions!!!!
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      mumbai
      Nov 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
      we will form aghand bharat
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        Sriniwasan
        Nov 10, 2016 at 2:29 pm
        Liberals,Secularists,Jihadis,Terrorists,Islamic Fundamentalists,Crony capitalists are running for cover and there is no place to hide their DIRTY FACE.
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          Kalikutty
          Nov 10, 2016 at 2:55 am
          Hindu Sena will demand Trump to ban cow slaughter in USA.There is every probability that Trump may oblige.Trump won because of the support of Hindus for Trump movement.That is what Shalabh Kumar claims.
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            Kalikutty
            Nov 10, 2016 at 2:51 am
            India elects Modi. The British vote for Brexit. And now America votes for Trump?lt;br/gt; Weird. Universal phenomenon?
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              Indian
              Nov 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm
              Actually, can they go any lower? Or they plan to beat Hitler? Enemies Of Humanity.
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                shailendra
                Nov 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm
                and you r living in this , where u will go now Kutty???
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                  Vishva Sharma
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 2:14 am
                  Possibility of great cooperation exists. Both countries will benefit tremendously.
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