Modi greets Afghan President on birthday, this time correctly

Over three months after wishing him wrongly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ensured that he greeted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the correct date of his birthday.

PTI May 19, 2016 19:46:29 IST
Modi greets Afghan President on birthday, this time correctly

New Delhi: Over three months after wishing him wrongly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ensured that he greeted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the correct date of his birthday.

"Happy Birthday President @ashrafghani...got the date right this time. :)," Modi tweeted.

Modi greets Afghan President on birthday this time correctly

A file photo of PM Modi. AFP

Ghani responded by a tweet: "Bahut dhanyavaad Mr. PM. It's always a delight to hear from such dear friend of mine and a strong supporter of our people."

Modi had earlier mistakenly wished the Afghan President on 12 February.

"Happy birthday @ashrafghani. Praying for your long life & exceptional health and a joyful journey ahead," the Prime Minister had tweeted on that day.

Ghani had then tweeted back: "Greetings from Munich Mr. PM. Although, my Birthday is on 19th May, but I'd still like to thank you for your gracious words :)."

The faux pas had led to trolling of the Prime Minister on the social media.

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