Tehran, May 27 IANS | 2 months ago

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated newly-elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his party's victory in the recently concluded parliamentary elections and expressed the hope that Tehran and New Delhi will enhance bilateral relations, media reported Tuesday.


"Undoubtedly, your election, which was marked by mass participation of people from all walks of life, indicates the full confidence of the Indian nation in your developmental and prudent policies," the semi-official FARS news agency quoted the Iranian president as saying in his message Monday.

Rouhani also wished more success for Modi and prosperity for the Indian people.

Earlier this month, the Iranian foreign ministry had congratulated the Indian people for the successful parliamentary elections in the country.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran congratulates the holding of this vibrant election to the (Indian) people, government, political parties and leaders, specially the BJP," Marziyeh Afkham, Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson, said.

(Posted on 27-05-2014)