World leaders greet India on its 76th Independence Day

New Delhi: Leaders of various countries greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on India’s 77th Independence Day with him thanking them for their warm wishes. Modi thanked leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering for their greetings.

“Congratulations to the Indian people on your Independence Day! A month ago in Paris, my friend @narendramodi and I set new Indo-French ambitions all the way to 2047, the centenary year of India’s Independence. India can count on France as a trusted friend and partner, always,” Macron wrote on ‘X’, formerly Twitter.

Modi responded by saying, “Thankful for your kind wishes, President @EmmanuelMacron. I fondly recall my visit to Paris and appreciate your passion towards boosting India-France ties.” Prachanda extended warm greetings and best wishes to Prime Minister Modi and to the friendly people of India for continued peace, progress and prosperity.

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said as India celebrates its Independence Day, the government and people of Maldives join him in conveying their best wishes to President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Modi and the people of India.

“May India always be blessed with lasting freedom and prosperity.” UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in a post, “As India celebrates its 77th Independence Day, I extend my congratulations to the leadership and the people of this great nation.” “On this joyous occasion, the UAE reaffirms its commitment to building a future of shared prosperity and growth, elevating our partnership to new heights, and exploring new horizons of political, economic, and cultural relations,” he said.

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Dear Prime Minister @narendramodi and the people of India, on behalf of Israel, I extend heartfelt congratulations on your Independence Day.” “May our nations continue to grow closer and prosper together,” he said.

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said independent India has shown to the world the unmatched resourcefulness, ingenuity and resilience of its people.  “Congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi for taking India even further in its stride towards progress. Mauritius is proud of our brotherly ties,” he said.

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