US President Donald Trump praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday, praising him as a “great leader and loyal friend”.
Prime Minister Modi, born on 17 September in 1950, turned 70 on Thursday.
“I would like to wish the Prime Minister of India @narendramodi all the best and Happy 70th Birthday. Many best wishes to a great leader and loyal friend!” Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon local time.
She also posted a photo of her and First Lady Melania Trump with Prime Minister Modi at the “Namaste Trump” event. In February this year, the two leaders raised their hands and held their hands in front of a crowd of 125,000 gathered to welcome the US President on his maiden visit to India at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
At the event, Prime Minister Modi said that a “new history” was being created.
Trump was one of the world’s leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who congratulated Modi on his birthday and praised him for strengthening ties with his countries .
Putin and Merkel wrote letters to Modi, and were tweeted by Johnson and many others.
Modi responded personally to many of those who wish him on Twitter.
“People from all over India, from all over the world have shared their kind wishes. I am grateful to everyone who has given me best wishes. With these wishes, I am blessed to work towards improving the lives of my fellow citizens and You get the power to work. ” He said in one of his tweets late at night.
The Prime Minister also urged people to take precautions to defeat coronovirus.
“Ever since many people have asked what it is that I want for my birthday, here’s what I want right now: put on a mask and wear it properly. Follow social distances. Remember ‘yards’ Ki dori ‘. Avoid crowded places. Your immunity. Let us make our planet healthy.
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