President, PM felicitate Xi on his re-election as China’s CPC secy general

Foreign Minister Bilawal also congratulates Chinese president

By: News Desk
Published: 11:03 AM, 23 Oct, 2022
President, PM felicitate Xi on his re-election as China’s CPC secy general
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President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have extended felicitations on behalf of the entire Pakistani nation to President Xi Jinping on his reelection as the Communist Party Congress General Secretary for the 3rd term while attributing his reelection to his sagacious stewardship and unwavering devotion for serving the people of China, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Taking to his Twitter handle, President Dr Alvi wrote: “I extend heartiest congratulations to H.E. Xi Jinping on his reelection as CPC General Secretary, and my best wishes for his health and happiness. He is a true friend of Pakistan and champion for All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between Pakistan and China.”

On his official Twitter handle, Prime Minister Shehbaz wrote on Sunday: “On behalf of the entire Pakistani nation, I congratulate President Xi Jinping on his reelection as CPC General Secretary for the 3rd term. It is a glowing tribute to his sagacious stewardship and unwavering devotion for serving the people of China.” 

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also congratulated President Xi on his reelection in his tweet today. He tweeted: “Heartiest felicitations to President Xi on reelection as CPC General Secretary. It reflects enduring confidence of the Chinese nation in his sagacious leadership and befitting acknowledgement of his lifelong service to China.” 

Xi secured a historic third term as China's leader today, the Chinese state media reported, after a Communist Party Congress in which he cemented his position as the nation's most influential leader since founder Mao Zedong.

The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year term, Xinhua reported.

His anointment in a closed-door vote on Sunday came after a week-long gathering of the party faithful in Beijing during which they endorsed Xi's "core position" in the leadership and approved a sweeping reshuffle that saw former rivals step down.

Xi is now all but certain to sail through to a third term as China's president, due to be formally announced during the government's annual legislative sessions in March.

The 20th Congress wrapped up on Saturday after elected the new Central Committee of around 200 senior party officials, who gathered on Sunday to elect the Standing Committee -- the apex of Chinese political power at which Xi sits firmly at the top.

Since becoming the country's leader a decade ago, Xi has achieved a concentration of power like no modern Chinese ruler other than Mao.

He abolished the presidential two-term limit in 2018, paving the way for him to govern indefinitely.

Xi has also overseen China’s rise as the world’s second-biggest economy, a huge military expansion and a far more aggressive global posture that has drawn strong opposition from the United States.

Despite nearly unchecked power, Xi faces huge challenges over the next five years, including managing the nation’s debt-ridden economy and the growing US rivalry.

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