“I was pleased to talk to my dear friend Narendra Modi, India’s PM, over the phone to congratulate him on his party’s election win,” Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed wrote on Twitter. “We look forward to working together to deepen our strong bilateral ties. The UAE wishes India & its friendly people more development & prosperity.”
Indian residents in the UAE followed the election closely, with thousands travelling home to participate during the six-week voting period. In all, more than 600 million votes were cast during the marathon exercise in the world’s largest democracy.
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