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Pranab Mukherjee congratulates South African President Jacob Zuma on re-election

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today sent across good wishes to his South African counterpart Jacob G Zuma on his re-election as he expressed hope that bilateral relations between the two countries will grow from

PTI [ Updated: May 19, 2014 16:18 IST ]
pranab mukherjee congratulates south african president
pranab mukherjee congratulates south african president jacob zuma on re election

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today sent across good wishes to his South African counterpart Jacob G Zuma on his re-election as he expressed hope that bilateral relations between the two countries will grow from “strength to strength.”


“It gives me great pleasure to extend, on behalf of the government and people of India as well as on my own behalf, heartiest congratulations on your re-election as the President of the Republic of South Africa,” Mukherjee was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.  

The President said the two countries share a historic bond and “abiding friendship” and expressed hope that they will work together for peace and stability across the globe. 

“Extensive linkages between the freedom movements in our two countries led to India making common cause with the people of South Africa in their struggle against apartheid.

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