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Pranab congratulates Obama on his re-election

Posted on Nov 08, 10:13AM | IBNS

India President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as the President of United States of America.

Mukherjee said, "It is with great pleasure that I extend to you my hearty congratulation on your re-election as the president of the United States of America."

"The mandate for a second term has been given to you by the people of the United States of America in the highest democratic traditions of your country."

The President said, "India and the United States share a bilateral partnership which has deepened and intensified in diversity and critical areas of co-operation during your first term in office."

"Ours is a relationship based on shared democratic values of individual liberty, pluralism and respect for the rule of law. We have built a strategic partnership in areas of shared interest, including matters relating to international peace and security, technological cooperation and in strengthening institutions of global governance."

"We look forward to the further progress of our cooperation in all these areas during your second term."

Mukherjee added, "I take this opportunity to convey to Mrs. Michelle Obama, your daughters and to you, personally, my best wishes for your continued good health and success in the years ahead."