Merkel, Putin, other world leaders wish PM Modi on 70th birthday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other prominent world leaders wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday on Thursday.

Wishing PM Modi on his birthday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “Dear Narendra, please accept my warmest congratulations on the occasion of your 70th birthday. I am happy to take this opportunity to thank you for our trustful and constructive cooperation. Together over the past few years, we have succeeded in consolidating even further the traditionally good relations between India and Germany. I have fond memories of our meeting last November at the Indo-Germen intergovernmental consultations. I wish you all the very best in the future.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated PM Modi on his 70th birth anniversary, in his message to PM Modi, Putin said, “Kindly accept my heartfelt congratulations on your 70th birth anniversary. I value the kind, friendly relations that have developed between us. I look forward to continue constructive dialogue with you and work closely together on topical issues of the bilateral and international agenda. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you good health, happiness, well-being and every success.”

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin wished PM Modi and said, “On the occasion of your 70th birthday, let me express my heartfelt congratulations to you and my best wishes for your good health and wellbeing.”

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli said, “Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on the auspicious occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness. We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries.”

PM of Bhutan Lyonchhen said, “The people and government of Bhutan convey prayers for your success and well being on Your Excellency’s 70th birth anniversary. Under your leadership, we are confident that India will continue to achieve even greater transformation.”