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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee wishes Senegal on National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, April 4 (UITV/IANS)- President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings and to the West African nation of Senegal ahead of their National Day, which is on Monday.

 President Mukherjee, in a message to Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall, wished him on behalf of people of India and noted how the engagement between Indian and Senegal has "expanded steadily in recent years", particularly in the areas of trade and development cooperation.
 "Your participation in the Third India-Africa Forum Summit held recently in New Delhi, provided a valuable opportunity for us to discuss ways to further strengthen our multi-faceted engagements. I am confident that our close and friendly cooperation will continue to expand and deepen in the years ahead," Mukherjee said.
 Senegal, a former French colony, became independent on April 4, 1960.