President of INDIA hosts banquet in honour of leaders of Neighbouring Countries attending the Swearing-In Ceremony of the PM of INDIA

The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, hosted a banquet in honor of the leaders of neighboring countries who attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


The leaders who attended the banquet included the President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Ranil Wickremesinghe; the President of the Maldives, H.E. Mohamed Muizzu; the Vice President of Seychelles, H.E. Ahmed Afif; the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Sheikh Hasina; the Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Mrs. Kobita Jugnauth; the Prime Minister of Nepal, H.E. Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda; and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Tshering Tobgay.


In her welcome speech, the President thanked the leaders for accepting the invitation to the swearing-in ceremony of the new Government and for joining in the celebration of democracy. She noted that the presence of the leaders reaffirmed the importance of India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy and our SAGAR Vision for the Indian Ocean region. Emphasizing the collaborative relationship, she expressed the hope that India’s friends and neighbors would work together to promote peace and prosperity in the region and beyond.


Additionally, the President extended her best wishes to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi as he assumed his new role in serving the people.

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