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'Obama's win extraordinary journey'

delhi Updated: Nov 05, 2008 18:02 IST

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Hailing as "extraordinary" Barack Obama's win in the US Presidential election, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he looked forward to working with him to realise the "enormous" potential for bilateral cooperation.

"Your extraordinary journey to the White House will inspire people not only in your country but also around the world," he said in a congratulatory message to the Democrat leader, the first African-American set to become US President.

Observing that the people of both countries were bound by their shared commitment to freedom, pluralism, individual rights and democracy, Singh said "these ideas provided a solid bedrock for friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries".

"We have strong ties between our people and I look forward to working with you to realise the enormous potential for cooperation that exists between India and the US," he said.

Singh also pointed out that India and the US working together to address the global issues and challenges would 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," the prime minister said conveying his best wishes to him for success in office and personal well being.