India PM Modi congratulates Tharman on winning S'pore presidential election

Modi has sent his "hearty congratulations" to Tharman.

Brenda Khoo | September 02, 2023, 03:27 PM

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India's prime minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Singapore's president-elect Tharman Shanmugaratnam on his election victory.

Modi sent his "hearty congratulations" to Tharman in his tweet on X, formerly Twitter, on Sep. 2.

He expressed his desire to collaborate with Tharman to strengthen the India-Singapore Strategic Partnership.

Many commenters also congratulated Tharman.

One tweet said: "Singapore values our strategic partnership with India as a cornerstone for regional stability and prosperity. Looking forward to elevating our ties to new heights. #IndiaSingapore congratulations to Mr @Tharman_S."

On Sep. 1, Tharman won in a landslide victory of 70.4 per cent in the 2023 presidential election to become Singapore's 9th president.

Tharman last made a working visit to India in July 2022 as Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies at Modi's invitation.

Top image from @swaroopspaces/X.