US President Barack Obama has said he is looking forward to working “closely” with the next government in India to make the coming years “equally transformative” for the two countries.
Obama also congratulated the people of India on the successful conclusion of the Lok Sabha polls, saying that the country has set an example for the world in holding the largest democratic election in history. The nine-phase polls ended Monday and counting of votes will take place on May 16.
“We look forward to the formation of a new government once election results are announced and to working closely with India’s next administration to make the coming years equally transformative,” Obama said in a statement.
“India has set an example for the world in holding the largest democratic election in history, a vibrant demonstration of our shared values of diversity and freedom,” he added.
Obama also referred to the strong friendship the two countries have developed over the last decades.
“The US and India have developed a strong friendship and comprehensive partnership over the last two decades, which has made our citizens safer and more prosperous,” he added.