Foreign leaders congratulate Modi on resounding 2014 poll victory(International)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): A host of foreign leaders congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi on his resounding victory in the 2014 general elections. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif telephoned Modi and congratulated him on his resounding victory in the elections. He informed Modi that he had followed the General Election closely, and invited him to visit Pakistan in future. On his part, Modi told Sharif that during the campaign, he had emphasized the need for India and Pakistan to fight poverty. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated Modi on achieving a great victory. He expressed hope that India and Sri Lanka will work closely and further strengthen their strong ties. The Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, also called Mr.Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his victory in the General Election. He said that he is looking forward to working with Mr.Modi and enhancing bilateral cooperation between Israel and India. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot expressed the hope that Australia and India will work closely to further strengthen the bilateral relationship during Modi's stewardship of the Indian Government. He said that he was looking forward to meeting Mr.Modi during the upcoming G-20 summit to be held in Australia. British Prime MInister David Cameron congratulated Mr.Modi on his emphatic electoral victory. He extended an invitation to Modi to visit UK on his way to the BRICS summit to be held in August, 2014 in Brazil. He said that he was looking forward to meeting Mr.Modi at an early date. (ANI)