OTTAWA, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on the results of India's general election:
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his re-election.
"Over 39 days of polling, a record number of Indian citizens cast their votes and more women voted than ever before in the world's largest democracy.
"Canada and India share tremendous people-to-people ties, with over one million people of Indian descent calling Canada home. Our longstanding friendship, together with our shared values, will continue to bring our two countries closer and help create new opportunities for our people.
"I look forward to continuing to work with Prime Minister Modi to improve the lives of Canadians and Indians alike through education and innovation, investing in trade and investment, and fighting climate change."
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