World leaders including Albanese, Trudeau, Zelensky congratulate PM Modi on victory in Lok Sabha elections

Several world leaders on Thursday congratulated Narendra Modi for the BJP-led NDA alliance’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections and securing a third term as prime minister.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he was very happy to talk to the Indian Prime Minister and congratulated him on his election victory. Prime Minister Modi also thanked the Australian Prime Minister for his good wishes.

“It was great to speak to Narendra Modi today and congratulate him on his election victory. Australia and India are close friends, with strong strategic, economic and cultural ties. We look forward to growing our partnership in 2024 and beyond,” Anthony Albanese said in a post on X.

Prime Minister Modi warmly recalled his visit to Australia in 2023 and his meeting with Prime Minister Albanese during the G-20 Summit in Delhi in September last year, a government statement said.

“The Prime Minister reiterated his strong commitment to work closely with the Australian Prime Minister to further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership and work together on shared priorities in the Indo-Pacific region,” the statement said.

Philippines President Bongbong Marcos also congratulated Prime Minister Modi on getting a new mandate.

He said, “The past decade has proven India to be a true friend of the Philippines and I look forward to further strengthening our bilateral and regional partnership in the years to come.”

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “I spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his election victory. I wished him the best for the speedy formation of the government and continued productive work for the benefit of the Indian people. We discussed the upcoming global peace summit. We count on India’s participation at the highest level. I also invited Prime Minister Modi to visit Ukraine at a convenient time.”

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wished Modi all the best for his third term in promoting sustainable development, tackling inequalities and strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Icelandic Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid, among others, wished Prime Minister Modi.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin, UK PM Rishi Sunak, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed congratulated PM Modi on securing a third term in the top post.