PM Narendra Modi congratulates Japan PM Shinzo Abe on election victory

New delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated his counterpart Shinzo Abe on being re-elected for a third term as the Prime Minister of Japan and said he looks forward to continuing to work closely with him to strengthen the bilateral ties.

“Congratulations @AbeShinzo on your victory in the elections. Japan will scale newer heights of progress under your able leadership,” Modi tweeted.

Abe scored a big win in the snap polls with his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its partner Komeito Party bagging two-thirds of the seats in the 475-member Lower House of Parliament.

“I look forward to continuing to work closely with @AbeShinzo to strengthen the relations between India & Japan,” he said in another tweet.

Modi and Abe share a close personal relationship which was reflected when the Indian leader travelled to Japan in August.

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