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Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh congratulates Senator Barack Obama


New Delhi 
November 5, 2008

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has congratulated Senator Barack Obama on his election as the next President of the United States. In his message to President Elect Obama the Prime Minister has said that Mr. Obama's journey to the White House will inspire people not only in his country but also around the world.

The Prime Minister’s message is as follows:

“I have great pleasure in conveying my heartiest congratulations on your election as the President of the United States. Your extraordinary journey to the White House will inspire people not only in your country but also around the world.

The people of India and the United States are bound by their shared commitment to freedom, justice, pluralism, individual rights and democracy. These ideals provide a solid bedrock for friendship and strategic partnership between our two nations. We have strong ties between our peoples and I look forward to working with you to realize the enormous potential for cooperation that exists between India and the United States. Our two countries working together to address global issues and challenges will be an important factor for world peace, stability and progress.

I hope you will find an opportunity to visit India soon. A warm welcome awaits you.

As you assume your high responsibility as President of the United States, I convey my best wishes for your success in office and for your personal well being.”
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