Pakistan felicitates new Sri Lankan president
ISLAMABAD – The government and leadership of Pakistan on Sunday warmly felicitated newly-elected President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on his electoral victory as the 7th President of the country.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a statement from PMO, congratulated Mr. Rajapaksa, on his electoral victory and hoped the relation between two South Asian country will grow further.
President Dr Arif Alvi, in a tweet, said “we hope to continue working with the new Sri Lankan President for betterment of our people and to advance our shared interests of regional peace, stability and prosperity.”
It gives me immense pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations on your electoral victory Mr @GotabayaR as President of Sri Lanka.We hope to continue working with you for the betterment of our people and to advance our shared interests of regional peace, stability, & prosperity— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) November 17, 2019
In his felicitation message today, he paid tribute to the Sri Lankan government for holding peaceful, free and transparent elections.
He prayed for prosperity and development of Sri Lanka under the leadership of new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Pakistan is committed to improve longstanding ties and mutual cooperation with Sri Lanka, he added.
“Pakistan appreciates the conduct of a free, fair and peaceful election by Election Commission and the Government of Sri Lanka,” it said. The Government of Pakistan expresses the resolve to further fortify fraternal ties and to take this vital partnership to a new level, the FO added.
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