ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the United States of America (USA) felicitated Imran Khan for taking oath of office of the prime minister of Pakistan.
“We welcome the newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on taking the oath of office,” the US State Department said in a statement.
“For over 70 years, the relationship between the United States and Pakistan has been a vital one,” the statement read.
“The United States looks forward to working with Pakistan’s new civilian government to promote peace and prosperity in Pakistan and the region.”
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang appreciated his Pakistani counterpart’s positive remarks on supporting the development of China-Pakistan relations. He added the bilateral ties 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.
Imran has previously said money laundering is a serious issue for developing countries and has sought Britain’s support in efforts to counter money laundering.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a letter, felicitated the Pakistan prime minister from the core of his heart.
Wishing success to Khan as premier, Erdoğan said that he was thankful to Pakistan for its support amid an economic crisis in Turkey.
He expressed hope that Pakistan-Turkey relations would be further strengthened in Khan’s tenure.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Khan for taking oath of the PM Office.
He said that Imran’s election as Pakistan premier represented the will of brave and honourable Pakistanis.
Rouhani expressed hope that the unity of Muslim world would increase during the Imran’s term as prime minister.