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Modi greets Li on 60th birthday


Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted Premier Li Keqiang on his 60th birthday, posting a message for the Chinese leader on his Weibo account that hasgone viral.

“Dear Premier Li Keqiang, greetings on your birthday. I pray for your long life. I warmly recall our meeting in May,” Modi said in a message posted on his Chinese social media account on Sina Weibo which he opened ahead his visit here in May this year.

Li, number two ranking leader after President Xi Jinping in the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), turned 60 today. He is currently on a visit to Belgium and France.

Modi’s birthday wishes to Li received 18,000 comments and 20,000 likes with 9,000 users quoting him on weibo.

Wang Hao, Deputy Editor-in-chief of China Daily, praised Prime Minister Modi and complemented him for his greetings to Li on weibo.

Modi held talks with Xi and Li during his May visit.

Together with Li, Modi attended a joint demonstration of Yoga and Taichi here and posted a selfie with the Chinese Premier on Weibo.

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