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PM congratulates Portugal’s Antonio Costa over his electoral performance
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PM congratulates Portugal’s Antonio Costa over his electoral performance

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New Delhi, Oct 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa for his party's performance in the recently conducted elections.

"Congratulations to Partido Socialista and my friend, Antonio Costa for the good performance in the parliamentary elections in Portugal. Looking forward to continuing working together to further enhance India-Portugal friendship.", Mr Modi said in a tweet.

Costa's socialist party, Partido Socialista, scored a comfortable victory in Sunday’s general election but failed to secure an absolute majority in parliament.Under his watch Portugal's economic growth was higher than the European Union average in recent years - 2.4 per cent in 2018 - while the jobless rate fell to 6.4 per cent, the level before the debt crisis, but critics complain of low salaries, job insecurity and soaring property prices amid a tourism boom.Mr Modi also tweeted the same words in Portuguese.(UNI)