Global Leaders Convene in Delhi for Modi's Third Term Swearing-In

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Leaders from seven neighboring countries and the Indian Ocean region, including Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, and others, will also attend. Modi is expected to hold separate meetings with the visiting dignitaries.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 08-06-2024 13:02 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 13:02 IST
Global Leaders Convene in Delhi for Modi's Third Term Swearing-In
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This afternoon, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi to witness the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as prime minister on June 9. India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) formally announced that leaders from seven neighboring countries and the Indian Ocean region will participate in the ceremonious event.

The list of dignitaries includes Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'. Additionally, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, and Seychelles' Vice-President Ahmed Afif accepted India's invitation to grace the occasion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold private meetings with the attending leaders. Notably, the inclusion of Muizzu marks a significant moment amid the strained ties between India and the Maldives following his pro-China stance. Leaders will partake in a banquet hosted by President Droupadi Murmu. Ahead of the June 9 swearing-in, the diplomatic engagements underscore India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy and SAGAR vision.

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