Notable Guests at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swearing-in Ceremony

OV Digital Desk

New Delhi, June 8, 2024 — The swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Council of Ministers, following the General Elections 2024, is set for June 9, 2024. This significant event will be graced by the presence of several distinguished guests from India’s neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region, highlighting India’s diplomatic priorities and regional ties.

Distinguished Guests in Attendance

Among the notable attendees are:

  • President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe
  • President of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Muizzu
  • Vice-President of Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Afif
  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Sheikh Hasina
  • Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
  • Prime Minister of Nepal, H.E. Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’
  • Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Tshering Tobgay

These leaders have accepted the invitation to witness the inauguration of Prime Minister Modi’s third consecutive term, reflecting the strong diplomatic and friendly relations India maintains with these nations.

Banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Following the swearing-in ceremony, the distinguished guests will attend a Banquet hosted by President Smt. Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. This gathering is expected to further reinforce the bonds of friendship and cooperation among the attending nations.

The presence of these leaders underscores India’s commitment to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and the ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Growth for All in the Region) vision. These initiatives emphasize India’s dedication to fostering strong regional partnerships and promoting collective growth and security in the Indian Ocean region.

Prime Minister Modi’s swearing-in ceremony is not just a national event but a regional diplomatic milestone. It symbolizes the shared aspirations for peace, stability, and prosperity among India and its neighbours. The participation of these leaders highlights the mutual respect and collaborative spirit that define India’s foreign policy in the region.