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President Xi Jinping congratulates Shehbaz Sharif on election as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Beijing, 4 March, 2024 (GNP): President Xi Jinping extended warm congratulations to Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. President Xi expressed utmost confidence in the leadership capabilities of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the newly formed government of Pakistan.

In a cordial message, he  underscored the significance of Pakistan’s new leadership and its potential to drive the nation towards greater heights of development and progress. He reaffirmsed China’s commitment to fostering strong bilateral relations with Pakistan, built on traditional friendship and mutual cooperation.

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Additionally, President Xi Jinping emphasized the need for China and Pakistan to fortify their collaboration across various domains, particularly in the advancement of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He underscored the importance of enhancing exchanges and cooperation to create a more robust framework for bilateral engagement.

Furthermore, President Xi Jinping underscored the imperative of nurturing a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era. He emphasized the enhancement of the well-being of both nations’ peoples through sustained cooperation and mutual support.

Premier Li Qiang of China’s State Council also extended his heartfelt felicitations to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on assuming office.