Britain toasts health of world’s largest democracy

May 19th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh London, May 19 (IANS) Britain’s foreign minister Tuesday praised the outcome of the Indian elections, saying another five years of stable government will enable the two countries to jointly tackle “urgent global and regional challenges”.
Welcoming the Indian elections as a testimony to the “health of the world’s largest democracy”, Stephen Miliband said: “We look forward to continuing working closely with the new Indian government to address the many urgent global and regional challenges we face.

“The Congress now have a strong mandate, and India the prospects of another five years of stable, progressive government,” Miliband told the House of Commons - Britain’s lower house of parliament.

He said the outcome was a “particular tribute to the work of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi”.

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