Modi congratulates Finnish counterpart on poll victory

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila on his electoral victory and said that India and Finland have shared values of democracy and freedom.

“Please accept my warm congratulations on your electoral victory and appointment as the prime minister of the Republic of Finland,” Modi wrote to Sipila.

“Our two countries have enjoyed warm and cordial relations based on shared values of democracy and freedom. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen our bilateral relationship,” he said.

He said: “I wish to convey my best wishes for your personal good health and well-being, and for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Finland. I would also like to wish you success in all your endeavours as you embark on your journey to lead Finland.”



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