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Pranab Mukherjee extends wishes to US on its Independence Day

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday wished the US its Independence Day and said India “attaches high priority” to further expanding and deepening relations with the “world’s oldest democracy”. The US celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, every year.

In a message to US President Donald Trump, the Indian President said: “The strategic partnership between our two nations — the world’s oldest democracy and the world’s largest democracy — is based on shared values and the growing convergence of our strategic interests,” reports Telangana Today.

The President also observed that the multi-strategic partnership between the two countries had a global significance in every sphere of life activities.

“India attaches high priority to further expanding and deepening its relations with the US. I am happy that the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US and his discussions with you have provided greater opportunities for our two countries to take our mutually beneficial cooperation to greater heights in the years to come,” Mukherjee stated.