(Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

Leaders from South Korea, Mozambique, Zimbabwe congratulate Modi on poll win

  • Modi received phone calls from Moon Jae-in, Mnangagwa and Filipe Jacinto Nyusi
  • Modi recalled his trip to South Korea earlier this year while speaking with Moon

New Delhi: It’s been more than ten days since Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party to a resounding victory in the April-May national polls but there has been still no let up in the steady stream of congratulatory messages and phone calls that are still coming in.

On Tuesday, Modi received congratulatory calls from the Presidents of the Republic of Korea, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

Modi thanked president Moon Jae-in of Republic of Korea for his greetings, and recalled his visit to that country in February 2019. He also recalled the visit of first lady Kim to India in 2018 and said that the trip added a new chapter to India-ROK ties. The prime minister reiterated his firm commitment to further strengthen the special strategic partnership between the two countries, the statement said.

In another call, President E D Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe congratulated Modi. Modi spoke of a visit by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to Zimbabwe last year and expressed his desire to take India-Zimbabwe relations to new heights.

In yet another phone call, Modi conveyed his condolences to President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Mozambique on the loss of life and property in the aftermath of a cyclone earlier this year. President Nyusi, who congratulated Modi on his poll win, thanked him for the timely assistance extended by Indian Navy.