PM Modi said that he looks forward to working together to deepen the India-France strategic partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election and said he looked forward to continue working together with him to deepen the India-France strategic partnership.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said: "Congratulations to my friend @EmmanuelMacron on being re-elected as the President of France! I look forward to continue working together to deepen the India-France Strategic Partnership."

US President Joe Biden was among other world leaders who greeted Macron on his victory.

"Congratulations to @EmmanuelMacron on his re-election. France is our oldest ally and a key partner in addressing global challenges. I look forward to our continued close cooperation — including on supporting Ukraine, defending democracy, and countering climate change," Biden tweeted.

Notably, Emmanuel Macron comfortably won a second term on Sunday, defeating firebrand populist Marine Le Pen. With 97 per cent of votes counted, Macron was on course for a solid 57.4% of the vote, media reports citing interior ministry figures said.

In his victory speech, Macron acknowledged, “Many in this country voted for me not because they support my ideas but to keep out those of the far-right. I want to thank them and know I owe them a debt in the years to come.”

Stating that he will make necessary amendments, he added, “No one in France will be left by the wayside.”