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Greetings and felicitations

An emphatic and somewhat formal greeting. Greetings and felicitations! Thank you all so much for coming!
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Greetings and felicitations!

 and Greetings and Salutations!
Hello and good wishes. (A bit stilted.) "Greetings and felicitations! Welcome to our talent show!" said the master of ceremonies. Bill: Greetings and salutations, Bob! Bob: Come off it, Bill. Can't you just say "Hi" or something?
See also: and, Greeting
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the cable, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince expressed utmost felicitations and best wishes of abundant health and well-being to Her Excellency, wishing the friendly people of Australia more progress and prosperity.
Tout en reiterant Ses felicitations pour cet exploit, SM le Roi souhaite a la selection nationale davantage de succes aux niveaux continental et international.
Le President Al-Bachir recevra egalement les felicitations a la meme occasion du premier vice-president, du vice-president, du President de l'Assemblee nationale, du President du Conseil des Etats, du juge en chef, du chef de la Cour constitutionnelle, du President de l'Autorite regionale du Darfour et des assistants du president de la Republique a 11:30 Am.
His Royal Highness the Prime Minister also dispatched a similar congratulatory cable to Manmohan Singh the Prime Minister of India in which His Royal Highness expressed utmost felicitations to Premier Manmohan Singh on this occasion.
Tony Tan Keng Yam, Mukherjee said: "On behalf of the Government and the people of India, it gives me great pleasure to convey to you, the Government and the people of Singapore our warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day."
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali bin Saeed bin Awadh Assiri received here today President Alhaj Adnan Subhi Al-Dibis and members of Zakat Fund Council of Trustees, an affiliate of Fatwa House, who came to extend their felicitations to the Saudi people for the safe return home of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, lauding Saudi Arabia's several-decade-long continuing support for Lebanon in all fields.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has extended felicitations to the newly-elected body of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ).
Le president de la Republique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a recu des messages de felicitations de plusieurs chefs d'Etat, a l'occasion de la commemoration du 62e anniversaire du declenchement de la Revolution du 1er novembre 1954.
Rabat - SM le Roi Mohammed VI a recu un message de felicitations de SA Cheikh Mohamed Ben Rached Al Maktoum, Vice-president de l'Etat des Emirats Arabes Unis (EEAU), President du Conseil des ministres, Gouverneur de Dubai, a l'occasion de la fete du Trone.
Khartoum , 23 Juillet (SUNA) - Le president de la republique, marechal Omar Al Bachir recevra les felicitations a l'occasion des officiers des forces armees soudanaises a dix heur du matin au club des officiers a Khartoum au premier jours d'Aid.
His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister dispatched a congratulatory cable to HM Emperor Akihito, the Emperor of Japan, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, in which His Royal Highness the Prime Minister expressed utmost felicitations and best wishes of abundant health and well-being to His Majesty, wishing the friendly Japanese people further development and progress.
Championnat du monde Militaire : SM le Roi, felicite El Amine, Chentouf SM le Roi exprime, en cette heureuse occasion, Ses chaleureuses felicitations et Sa grande estime pour les efforts soutenus que M.
New Delhi, April 16 ( ANI ): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday extended his greetings and felicitations to the people of the Syrian Arab Republic ahead of that country's National Day which falls on April 17.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani Sunday extended felicitations to the newly elected office bearers of National Press Club (NPC).
Le president de la Republique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a adresse un message de felicitations a son homologue allemand, Joachim Gauk, a l'occasion de la fete nationale de son pays, dans lequel il a exprime sa conviction quant a la capacite des deux pays de renforcer leurs relations bilaterales a travers un partenariat economique [beaucoup moins que] fort et mutuellement avantageux [beaucoup plus grand que].