PM Modi congratulates new premier of Ireland

Varadkar is the youngest and the first openly gay prime minister of the Catholic-majority country.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 16, 2017 11:35 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up Leo Varadkar to congratulate him on becoming the new premier of Ireland. “Spoke to Ireland’s new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on phone to congratulate him and reaffirm our commitment for stronger India-Ireland ties,” he tweeted.

Varadkar, Ireland’s first Indian-origin premier, on Wednesday officially took over from Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, as the Irish prime ministerial title is known.

Varadkar is the youngest and the first openly gay prime minister of the Catholic-majority country. His father Ashok, hails from Varad, a village in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 17, 2017 at 11:57 am
    Modi will definately hug this declared Indian origin prime minister of Ireland on his next trip.
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    Framak
    Jun 17, 2017 at 1:15 am
    He has no right to lead a catholic nation just like Sonia Should be deported to India he would be made welcome If he is he would land up in Indian jail.
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