Tuesday, July 23, 2024

PM Modi Congratulates Newly Elected UK PM Keir Starmer & Iranian President Masoud Pezeshkian – N.F Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Keir Starmer, newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom today.

Prime Minister congratulated him on assuming charge as Prime Minister of UK and a remarkable victory of the Labour Party in the election.

“Pleased to speak with @Keir_Starmer. Congratulated him on being elected as the Prime Minister of the UK. We remain committed to deepening Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and robust – economic ties for the progress and prosperity of our peoples and global good,” PM Modi said in a post on X.

Both leaders recalled the historic relations between the two countries and reaffirmed their commitment to further deepen and advance the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and the UK. The two leaders agreed to work towards the early conclusion of a mutually beneficial India-UK Free Trade Agreement.

Appreciating the positive contributions of the Indian community in the social, economic and political development of the UK, the two sides agreed to continue to promote closed people-to-people ties.

Prime Minister Modi extended an invitation to PM Starmer for an early visit to India. Both leaders agreed to remain in touch.

PM Modi had earlier lauded former PM Rishi Sunak’s contribution to fostering ties between India and United Kingdom.

PM Modi Congratulates Iranian President Masoud Pezeshkian

PM Narendra Modi extended congratulations to the newly elected Iranian President Masoud Pezeshkian on Saturday. PM Modi also conveyed his desire to collaborate closely with President Pezeshkian to enhance the enduring bilateral ties between India and Iran.

In a message on X, PM Modi stated, “Congratulations @drpezeshkian on your election as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Looking forward to working closely with you to further strengthen our warm and long-standing bilateral relationship for the benefit of our peoples and the region.”

Masoud Pezeshkian, a reformist candidate, triumphed in Iran’s presidential election. He assumes the presidency at a time when Iran confronts increasing international isolation, domestic unrest, an ailing economy, and the possibility of direct conflict with Israel.

Iran conducted snap elections following the demise of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, which also claimed the lives of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials in the country’s northwest in May.

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