Narendra Modi greets Widodo on re-election as Indonesian president

Widodo was re-elected as the leader of Indonesia, the third-biggest democracy in the world, on Tuesday.

May 21, 2019 01:49 pm | Updated 01:50 pm IST - New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flies kites with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the India-Indonesia kite exhibition in Jakarta on May 30, 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flies kites with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the India-Indonesia kite exhibition in Jakarta on May 30, 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Joko Widodo on Tuesday for his re-election as the Indonesian president, saying he looked forward to working with him to further deepen the bilateral partnership.

Widodo was re-elected as the leader of Indonesia, the third-biggest democracy in the world, on Tuesday.

“Heartiest congratulations @jokowi on your re-election! As two large democracies, we take collective pride in successful celebration of democracy. We wish you and people of Indonesia all success under your dynamic leadership,” Mr. Modi said in a tweet.

He added that as the two nations marked seven decades of diplomatic relationship, “I look forward to working closely with you to further deepen our bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.”

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