SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday, congratulating him on his victory and said he hoped relations between the U.S. and India could be brought to the next level under his administration.

“Continuing to build on the bedrock of strong Indo-US relations. PM spoke just now to @realDonaldTrump to congratulate him on his election,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

“PM conveyed his best wishes & the two leaders looked forward to working closely to take the #IndiaUS strategic partnership to a new height,” he said.

The Prime Minister also expressed grace towards the relationship and affinity Trump said he has with the Indian people and their country during his successful campaign.