- US congratulates new Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif
- It also said that the US is looking forward to working with him.
- Pakistan has been an important partner on broader mutual interests: Antony Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that the US has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif, and looks forward to continuing to cooperate with the new government.
“The United States congratulates the newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and we look forward to continuing our long-standing cooperation with the Government of Pakistan,” Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday (April 13).
The statement said the United States values its relationship with Pakistan and recognizes its role as a valued partner on a wide range of mutual interests for nearly 75 years, adding that a strong A prosperous and democratic Pakistan is essential to the interests of both the countries.
Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif took oath as the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Monday (April 11) after being elected by the country’s National Assembly.
Senate President Sadiq Sanjrani administered the oath to elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif after President Arif Alvi fell ill.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and former Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif was today elected the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan by the country’s National Assembly.
“Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif has got 174 votes,” declared PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq, who was presiding over the session after deputy speaker Qasim Suri’s resignation ahead of the vote.
(with inputs from agencies)
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