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Theresa May calls Modi on elections win, discusses G20, ICC World Cup

In her conversation with Prime Minister Modi on Saturday, she praised India's democratic exercise and processes, a Downing Street spokesperson said

Press Trust of India  |  London 

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at church, in Sonning, Britain, March 31, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Britain's outgoing Prime Minister spoke to her Indian counterpart on his election victory, discussing a range of issues including the Summit in next month and the ICC 2019 in England.

In her conversation with Prime Minister on Saturday, she praised India's democratic exercise and processes, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

May announced her resignation as the and British Prime Minister on Friday as a leadership contest triggered in Brexit-hit Britain.

She will formally step down on June 7, after a three-day state visit to the UK by US

"The Prime Minister (May) spoke to India's Prime Minister to congratulate him on his success in the election.

"The leaders agreed that the election was a significant exercise in democracy and that the authorities should be commended for delivering it so efficiently," the spokesperson said.

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday led his to a landmark victory for a second five-year term in office, winning 303 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

"They also discussed the upcoming which the UK will host in June and July, and the passion for the sport that is shared between our two countries.

"Both leaders looked forward to continuing the close cooperation between our countries, including at the Summit in Osaka next month," the spokesperson said.

At least eight candidates, including hard Brexiteer and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, are in the race to take over the reins from May as the UK's ruling leadership contest gets underway.

First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 19:30 IST
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