New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night congratulated United States President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris after several media outlets predicted their victory in the closely-watched elections. Modi said that he looked forward to working with Biden again.

“Congratulations Joe Biden on your spectacular victory!” Modi tweeted. “As the VP [vice-president, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights.”

The Prime Minister said that Harris’ victory made the Indian-American community immensely proud. “Heartiest congratulations Kamala Harris,” he said. “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis [aunts], but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership.”

Modi's remarks came soon after Biden, the former two-term Vice President and a Senate veteran, won the US Presidential elections to be the 46th President of the US. While Harris will be the next Vice President, the first woman and the first person of colour to hold the office.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi also extended warmest congratulations to President-elect Biden and Harris on her election as the next Vice President.

She said, "Under the wise and mature leadership of President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris; India looks forward to a close partnership that will be beneficial to peace and development in our region and around the world."

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took to twitter and wrote, "Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden. I'm confident that he will unite America and provide it with a strong sense of direction."

"Congratulations, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris! It makes us proud that the first woman to serve as Vice President of the US traces her roots to India," he said in another tweet congratulating Harris.

Leaders from across the world also congratulated Biden and Harris for their victory. “The Americans have chosen their President,” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted. “Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is considered an ally of incumbent US President Donald Trump, congratulated the Democrat leaders and said he looked forward to “working closely together [with them] on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security”.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke about working with Biden and Harris on cementing his country’s relationship with the US. “Congratulations, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” he tweeted. “Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.”

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also wished Biden and Harris. “Warm congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” he tweeted. “I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the Japan-US Alliance and ensure peace, freedom, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.”