Pakistan pledges to promote ties with US
Saudi, UAE leaders also congratulate Shehbaz Sharif
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The newly-installed government hailed the US reaffirmation of historic ties with Pakistan ensuring to constructively and positively engage with the US to promote shared goals of peace, security and development in the region, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The PM Office uploaded a tweet on Wednesday saying: “We have noted the comments made by the WhiteHouse on assumption of office by Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. We welcome US reaffirmation of long-standing ties with Pakistan.”
“The new government wishes to constructively and positively engage with the US to promote shared goals of peace, security and development in the region. We look forward to deepening this important relationship on the principles of equality, mutual interest and mutual benefit.”
Arab leaders congrat PM Shehbaz
Separately, Leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as well as the Palestinian president congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on becoming new prime minister of Pakistan.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman sent a cable of congratulations to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the occasion of his taking oath of office.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Pakistani Prime Minister on Taking Oath of Office.https://t.co/SsLXvKzgjL#SPAGOV pic.twitter.com/cJjWbA9mxy— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) April 13, 2022
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, also sent a message of congratulations to Shehbaz Sharif on his assumption of prime minister office.
HRH Crown Prince Congratulates Pakistani Prime Minister on Taking Oath of Office.https://t.co/e4zLFGBolP#SPAGOV pic.twitter.com/I8BGF0VZL8— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) April 13, 2022
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar messages to the Pakistani Prime Minister on the occasion.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, sends congratulatory message to H.E. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, on his election as Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan pic.twitter.com/lc66FvCYzz— UAE Embassy PK (@uaeembassyisb) April 13, 2022
Reporters Awais Kiyani and Saud Butt