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Nasheed, Madhav Nepal call up Modi to offer congratulations

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Sunday received telephone calls from former Maldivian and former Nepali Madhav congratulating him on his victory in the

An statement said that Nasheed congratulated Modi on the historic mandate and noted that the relationship between and had deepened in recent times.

He also stressed the importance of close cooperation to fight the forces of extremism and radicalisation in the region.

Modi thanked him for his felicitation and reiterated his commitment to continue fostering a strong, mutually beneficial and all-round partnership between the two countries for peace, security and development in the region.

The statement said that Madhav congratulated Modi for leading his party and alliance to a "grand, historic and landslide victory".

He expressed confidence that India's emergence as a front-ranking world power would qualitatively uplift the entire region.

Thanking for his wishes, Modi expressed his earnest desire to further strengthen the historically friendly and multifaceted ties between and Nepal.



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First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 18:58 IST