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Singapore leaders congratulate India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi

Published on May 19, 2014 7:51 PM

SINGAPORE leaders have extended their congratulations to India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on his party's victory in the country's general election.

In his letter to Mr Modi on Monday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Bharatiya Janata Party's "decisive victory reflects the strong support and great hopes that Indian voters have in your leadership and vision".

"I am confident that you will bring your valuable experience as Chief Minister of Gujarat to bear as you lead India to fulfil its promise," he added.

Mr Lee also said both countries share excellent bilateral ties, underpinned by regular high-level exchanges and wide-ranging cooperation in fields including trade and defence, and will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations next year.

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