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Congratulatory letter from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to President Obama

New Delhi
January 22, 2009

Briefing points by MEA Official Spokesperson on the congratulatory message from Prime Minister to President Obama

• Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh conveyed his warm felicitations to President Barack H. Obama on his assumption of office, describing it as an historic occasion for the people of America and for all freedom loving people across the world.

• Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes, as well as that of the Government and people of India to President Obama, in achieving the goals that he has set for his people and for the role of the United States of America in the comity of nations.

• Referring to the multi-faceted relationship between India and the USA anchored in common values of democracy, pluralism and respect for diversity, Prime Minister stated that he looked forward to working with President Obama to further strengthen bilateral relations and to address regional and global issues of common concern.

• Prime Minister also reiterated his invitation to President and Mrs. Obama to visit India.