World leaders congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Pakistan’s PM

Leaders from across the world are felicitating Imran Khan as he took the oath for Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang appreciated his Pakistani counterpart’s positive remarks on supporting the development of China-Pakistan relations.

Li said the bilateral relations between Pakistan and India has witnessed healthy and steady development despite the challenges of the time and the changing global situation.

British Prime Minister Theresa May felicitated Imran and said new paths of partnerships will be opened with Pakistan in different sectors.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated Imran Khan and said he is confident that Khan’s leadership would help steer Pakistan towards peace, prosperity and sustainability, as relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan grow further.

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Pakistan’s new prime minister Imran Khan, wishing him success in his new role.

In a letter, Mr Lee congratulated the new prime minister and wished him “good health and success” in his new appointment.

“Singapore and Pakistan enjoy friendly bilateral relations underpinned by people-to-people and historical ties,” “Pakistan was one of the first countries to recognise Singapore soon after our independence in 1965,” the letter read.

“We commemorated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2016, and I look forward to further strengthening our bilateral cooperation under your leadership,” it added.

President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to Imran Khan who took the oath of office as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar congratulatory messages to Imran Khan.

The Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had dreamt for politically and economically stable Pakistan and Prime Minister, Imran Khan would realize this dream.

He hoped Pakistan would continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to the oppressed people of Kashmir and would raise the Kashmir dispute at every international forum.