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India Prime Minister says, Obama's win extraordinary journey


New Delhi, Nov. 05, 2008

Hailing as "extraordinary" Barack Obama's win in the US Presidential election, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has 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.



Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today congratulated Senator Barack Obama on becoming the 44th President of United States of America, saying his spectacular victory would inspire the Indian community, especially the Punjabis who railed strongly behind him and hoped it would foster better and closer ties with India.

Addressing the media persons during a weekly interaction, Mr. Badal hoped that a new chapter of US Indian relationship would be scripted with Obama's election as President of the USA and the rights of the immigrants belonging to different faiths, religions and races would be protected in the hands of the great visionary Barack Obama.


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