India’s Prime Minister Modi congratulates PM ‘Akilisi Pohiva

The Prime Minister of India, the biggest democracy in the world, Narendra Modi has congratulated Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva after he won Tonga’s premiership election.

Hon. Pohiva was the first commoner to be popularly elected to become the kingdom’s Prime Minister.

A statement from Modi’s office, the Prime Minister said: “Please accept my warm congratulations and best wishes on your election as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga. India deeply values the close relationship with Tonga, which has grown in intensity over the years,” the letter read.

“I have great appreciation for our ties with the Pacific Region, which is why India recently hosted the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation in Suva, Fiji. We are planning to host the next edition of the Forum in India later this year, which I hope you will be able to attend,” Prime Minister Modi added.

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