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Zardari congratulates PM

Last updated on: May 17, 2009 01:19 IST

Soon after the United Progressive Alliance's electoral win, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday started receiving congratulatory messages from foreign leaders, with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari being among the first to extend the greetings.

Zardari called up Singh to congratulate him for the poll victory, the Prime Minister's Office said. The Pakistan president has been saying that he was waiting for the new government to assume office in India so that the bilateral dialogue could be resumed.

The dialogue has been suspended by India since the November 26 terror attack in Mumbai. India has stated that it will resume the dialogue only after Pakistan takes concrete action against those behind the strikes.

Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck wrote a letter to the prime minister, congratulating him on the victory.

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