New Delhi, January 26: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday extended their warm wishes to India on its 73rd Republic Day.
In a video message posted by Barry O' Farrell, Australia's High Commissioner to India Scott Morrison said, "Namaste and Good Day, Australia and India are celebrating the day -- January 26 - Republic Day in India and Australia Day, here in Australia. We share a wonderful friendship between Australian and Indian people. We join with you celebrating democracy today, India and ours too. And celebrating the fantastic contribution of people with Indian heritage right here in Australia and all around the world."
"PM @ScottMorrisonMP sends his best wishes to everyone celebrating India's Republic Day in this video message. #dosti @narendramodi @PMOIndia @MEAIndia @dfat," tweeted Barry O' Farrell, Australia's High Commissioner to India.
The Australian PM also reiterated about the shared vision of the two countries, ie; the "open, free and resilient Indo-Pacific region".
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted, "The UK and India are tied by bonds that span over decades, through generations and across some of the greatest challenges we have faced."
"I want to send my best wishes from the UK to the people of India, and to all British Indians, on India's Republic Day," he added.
India is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday. The celebrations this year are special as Indian Republic Day falls in the 75th year of Independence, being celebrated as 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' across the country.