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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 20.04.2017

The President of India, Shri 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.

India cherishes her rich and multi-faceted partnership with the United Kingdom. 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.

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.

Please accept, Your Majesty, our sincere wishes for your good health and well-being.

I take this opportunity to also convey the greetings of the people of India to the friendly people of the United Kingdom on the occasion of ‘Queen’s Day’.”

This Press Release issued at 1300 hrs.