German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin were among the prominent world leaders who wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday today.
Addressing PM Modi as “Narendra”, the German Chancellor said that she wished the PM the very best in the future – “particularly, in these unusual times, health, happiness and fulfilment”.
Ms Merkel also said that she had “fond memories” of their meeting at the Indo-German intergovernmental consultations last year.
“Together over the past few years we have succeded in consolidating even further the traditionally good relations between Indian and Germany,” the German Chancellor wrote in her message that was shared by PMO on its twitter handle.
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Ms Merkel also wished PM Modi “success” on his political work.
The Russian President, in his birthday wishes, credited the prime minister for moving India along the path of socio-economic, scientific and technical development.