Jun 21, 2021, 12:06 PM
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Indian President congratulates Iran's President-elect Raisi

Tehran, IRNA -- Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, in a message on Sunday, congratulated the Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on his victory in the June 18 presidential election.

Ram Nath Kovind said he is confident that bilateral relations between India and Iran will continue to grow under his leadership.

"Felicitations to Ebrahim Raisi on being elected as the next President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I am confident our close and warm bilateral relations will continue to grow under your leadership," he tweeted.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi too on Sunday (yesterday) congratulated Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi on the election victory.

"Congratulations to His Excellency Ebrahim Raisi on his election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I look forward to working with him to further strengthen the warm ties between India and Iran," Modi wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday.

On Saturday, Raisi was announced as the winner of the June 18 presidential election in Iran by winning 17,926,345 votes. Raisi obtained 17,926,345 votes out of a total of 28,933,004 ballots and was elected as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Shortly after the early results were out, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the president-elect and those elected as village and city councilors in Friday’s nationwide elections to take the chance to serve the Iranian nation.

In a message, published as the results of Friday elections were out, Ayatollah Khamenei also hailed the massive turnout of people.

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