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India will always work closely with its valued partners in pursuit of human progress: PM

Published: 18:04, 10 June 2024

India will always work closely with its valued partners in pursuit of human progress: PM

SAT Desk
Expressing gratitude to foreign dignitaries who joined the swearing-in ceremony, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India will always work closely with their valued partners in pursuit of human progress.
"I am grateful to all the foreign dignitaries who joined the swearing in ceremony. India will always work closely with our valued partners in pursuit of human progress," he said.
Modi conveyed the message through his verified social media handle X, formerly known as Twitter.
The swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Council of Ministers took place in Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 9.
Leaders from India’s neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region participated in the ceremony as honoured guests.
The leaders who attended the ceremony included President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe; President of Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu; Vice-President of Seychelles, Ahmed Afif; Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina; Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth accompanied by his spouse; Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’; and Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay. Leaders of Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan were accompanied by Ministers.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the visiting leaders in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The leaders congratulated him for taking oath as the Prime Minister of India for the historic third consecutive term. Thanking them for gracing the occasion, Prime Minister reaffirmed India’s commitment to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and ‘SAGAR Vision’. Prime Minister emphasized that in his third term, India will continue to work for the peace, progress and prosperity of the region in close partnership with the countries, even as it pursues its goal of VIKSIT BHARAT by 2047.
In this context, he called for deeper people-to-people ties and connectivity in the region. He further added that India would continue to amplify the voice of the Global South in the international arena.
The leaders also attended a Banquet hosted by President Smt. Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President while welcoming them and conveying her wishes to Prime Minister Modi in the service of the nation, stated that India’s democratic exercise was not only a moment of pride for its people, but an inspiration to millions around the world.
The participation of leaders from India’s neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region on the momentous occasion of swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister and Council of Minister, underlines India’s deep-rooted bonds of friendship and cooperation with the the countries.
The President of India appointed Narendra Damodardas Modi as the Prime Minister of India.
As advised by the Indian Prime Minister, the President also appointed the members of the Council of Ministers.
The President administered the oaths of office and secrecy to the Members of the Council of Ministers at a ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday evening.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday set foot in New Delhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Council of Ministers.
As the first “distinguished” guest, PM Hasina was warmly received by a high-level Indian delegation and Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Md. Mustafizur Rahman at the airport when she arrived in New Delhi.
"This visit of one of our most valued partners will further strengthen Bangladesh-India close and deep-rooted bonds of friendship," said the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday.
The visit of the leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his third consecutive term is in keeping with the highest priority accorded by India to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and ‘SAGAR’ vision, said MEA.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave New Delhi for home on Monday, and she is scheduled to reach Dhaka at 8pm.
 

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