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Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Jimmy Morales on election as President of Guatemala


Television comedian and presidential candidate for the National Front of Convergence party Jimmy Morales flashes the V sign for photographers as he leaves after voting at a polling station in Mixco, Guatemala, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Guatemalans headed to the polls Sunday to choose new president amid a fraud scandal that forced President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti to resign. Both are currently in custody, accused of being involved in a customs kickback scheme. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Jimmy Morales on his election as the President of Republic of Guatemala. In his message to His Excellency Jimmy Morales, the President-elect of the Republic of Guatemala, the President has said, “It gives me great pleasure to felicitate you on your election as the next President of Guatemala.

India and Guatemala have traditionally shared warm and friendly bilateral relations – reflected in our fruitful cooperation in multilateral fora.

The recent exchange of visits between our countries has generated further momentum in our bilateral cooperation – to which India attaches high importance.

I am confident, Excellency, that our mutually beneficial ties will be further strengthened, with your contribution, towards achieving our shared goals of global peace and development.

Please accept, Excellency, my good wishes for your personal well-being and the success of your endeavours for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Guatemala”.