As the BJP’s spectacular performance and the NDA’s record win became clear, a large number of world leaders congratulated Shri Narendra Modi. These leaders include leaders from South Asia, Europe and Japan. Shri Narendra Modi spoke to several leaders on the phone and used social media to thank several world leaders.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Nawaz Sharif telephoned Shri Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his resounding victory in the Lok Sabha Elections. He said that he followed the General Election closely. He also invited Shri Modi to visit Pakistan in future. Shri Modi told Prime Minister Sharif that during the campaign, he emphasized on the need for India and Pakistan to fight against poverty.
Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka called Shri Modi and congratulated him for the spectacular victory. He expressed hope that India and Sri Lanka will work closely and further strengthen their strong ties.
President Rajapaksa called @narendramodi a short while ago; Congratulated on BJP victory & invited for a state visit to #SriLanka. #India — Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) May 16, 2014
@PresRajapaksa It was wonderful speaking to you earlier today. I look forward to strong relations between Sri Lanka & India. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
The President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Shri Sushil Koirala and former PM Shri Baburam Bhattarai wished Shri Modi. Shri Modi talked about the strong ties between India and Nepal and expressed his commitment to continue the relations in the years to come.
I thank President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Shri Sushil Koirala & former PM Shri Baburam Bhattarai for their wishes. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2014
Nepal is an old & deeply valued friend. We are committed to strengthening our relations with Nepal in various spheres. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2014
Prime Minister of Israel Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu called Shri Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his victory in the General Election. He said that he is looking forward to work with Shri Modi and enhance bilateral cooperation. Australian Prime Minister Shri Tony Abbot called up and congratulated Shri Modi. He expressed the hope that Australia and India will work closely to further strengthen the bilateral relationship. He said that he is looking forward to meet Shri Modi during the upcoming G–20 summit to be held in Australia. Shri Modi thanked Prime Minister Abbot through Twitter and reciprocated his good wishes.
I've spoken to @narendramodi and congratulated him on his success. I look forward to strengthening ties between India and Australia — Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) May 16, 2014
@TonyAbbottMHR Thank You Mr. Abbott. I look forward to a bright future for India-Australia relations. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014Prime Minister of UK Mr. David Cameron congratulated Shri Modi on his emphatic electoral victory. He extended the invitation to visit UK on his way to the BRICS summit to be held in August 2014 in Brazil. He said that he is looking forward to meet Shri Modi at an early date. Shri Modi replied to the Prime Minister, talking about the historic ties between UK and India and an affirmation to make this relation stronger in the years to come.
PM: Congratulations @narendramodi on victory in India's elections. Keen to work together to get the most from UK-India relationship — UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) May 16, 2014
@Number10gov Thank you Prime Minister @David_Cameron for the wishes. Hoping to further strengthen India-UK relations. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
The President of Russia Mr. Vladimir Putin congratulated Shri Modi on the BJP's victory through a message that was also shared on Twitter. President Putin recalled the strong ties between India and Russia and the strides made in India-Russia relations during the NDA government under Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. President Putin expressed confidence that the two countries will work together and improve their relations in the years to come.
Congratulations to @narendramodi on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s win in India’s general election http://t.co/5UgEalu6be — President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) May 19, 2014
The President of USA Mr. Barack Obama telephoned Shri Modi to convey his good wishes. The US Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry too shared his good wishes on Twitter.
Congrats to @narendramodi and BJP. Look forward to working w/you/growing shared prosperity/security w/world's largest democracy. — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) May 16, 2014The Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Shri Narendra Modi, saying that he looked forward to working with the new Government. Shri Modi described Singapore as a valued friend and expressed confidence that ties between India and Singapore will emerge stronger in the days to come.
Congrats to @narendramodi & BJP on their electoral success! Look fwd to working with new Indian Govt to strengthen India-Spore relns. – LHL — Lee Hsien Loong (@leehsienloong) May 17, 2014
@leehsienloong Thank you very much. Singapore is a valued friend & I am sure we will make our ties stronger in the times to come. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 17, 2014The President of Maldives Mr. Mohamed Nasheed wished Shri Modi and Tweeted that he looked forward to working with him for a strong South Asia. Shri Modi stated that he values India’s relation with Maldives and will strengthen ties even further.
Congratulations @narendramodi and BJP for your success in the polls. Look forward to working together for a strong South Asia. — Mohamed Nasheed (@MohamedNasheed) May 16, 2014
@MohamedNasheed Thank you. We value our relation with Maldives & will work towards strengthening our ties further. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada congratulated Shri Modi and expressed confidence that the two leaders will work for strong ties between India and Canada in the coming years.
Congratulations @narendramodi on your election win in India. I look forward to working with your new gov’t. http://t.co/L9ztNjPXtK #cdnpoli — Stephen Harper (@pmharper) May 16, 2014
@pmharper Thank you very much. We are committed to working towards strong relations with Canada. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
A report published in Daily Star stated that the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Ms. Sheikh Hasina congratulated Shri Narendra Modi and his dynamic, inspiring and visionary leadership qualities. She invited Shri Modi to visit Bangladesh and said that she sees a great friend leading a nation that is a great friend of Bangladesh.