Obama looks forward to enhancing ties with new government
Congratulating India on its 'historic' verdict in Lok Sabha elections, US President Barack Obama says he looks forward to continue working with the Indian government to enhance the 'warm partnership' between the two countries.Updated: May 17, 2009 05:49 IST
US President Barack Obama congratulated India on its 'historic' national elections, saying he looks forward to continue working with the Indian government to enhance the 'warm partnership' between the two countries.
"President Obama looks forward to continuing to work with the Indian government to enhance the warm partnership between our two countries," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement on Saturday.
"President Obama congratulates India on its historic national elections," he said after the ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance surged to a commanding win.
"By successfully completing the largest exercise of popular voting in the world, the elections have strengthened India's vibrant democracy and upheld the values of freedom and pluralism that make India an example for us all," he said.
Gibbs added that the US recognised the achievement of Indian people in the election, noting they remained the "strength and foundation for India's prosperity and democracy".
First Published: May 17, 2009 05:46 IST