Election in India
Paris, May 17, 2009
President Sarkozy extends his congratulations to the people and government of India on the outstanding conduct of the Indian general election.
He pays tribute to the fact that the world’s largest democracy remains true to the values of freedom, sovereignty of the people and respect for diversity through secularity.
President Sarkozy is delighted to be able to pursue and deepen with India the strategic partnership linking our two countries in the service of peace, sustainable development and the fight against global scourges such as international terrorism.
He reaffirms France’s support for India occupying her rightful place in the international multilateral institutions in order to build a controlled globalization serving human development and peace./.