President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and felicitations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on her birthday which falls on April 21.
In a message, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India, it is with great pleasure that I convey warm greetings to you on the occasion of your birthday.”
Appreciating the multi-faceted partnership with the United Kingdom, the President has said, “Our bilateral cooperation has been expanded and strengthened in recent years and our fruitful engagements and exchanges at the highest political levels have given us much to look forward to.”
Praising the Queen for her contribution towards India-UK relations, the President has said, “The India-UK Year of Culture, launched by Your Majesty in London a few weeks ago makes this a particularly special year in the India-UK relationship. Your Majesty’s personal contribution and commitment to the enhancement of the friendship and mutually beneficial ties between India and the United Kingdom has been invaluable.”