US congratulates Arif Alvi on swearing in as new president

07:41 PM | 9 Sep, 2018
US congratulates Arif Alvi on swearing in as new president
ISLAMABAD - The United States has congratulated Dr Arif Alvi on his swearing in as the new President of Pakistan.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauret in a statement said the United States looks toward working with Pakistan to advance our shared interests, such as regional peace, stability, and prosperity.

Dr Arif Alvi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday took oath as 13th President of Pakistan in a simple and dignified ceremony here at the President House.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, administered the oath to him.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, outgoing president Mamnoon Hussain, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, federal ministers, governors, provincial chief ministers, army chief and other dignitaries attended the ceremony.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Saudi Information Minister Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad were also present on the occasion.

Dr Alvi was elected to the office of President after securing 353 votes from the country’s electoral college comprising both houses of the parliament and provincial assemblies in the presidential elections held on September 4.

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