China's response over general elections and new government in Pakistan

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BEIJING – China has expressed pleasure over the successful general election in Pakistan and reiterated its readiness to work with the new government to promote greater development of the all-weather strategic partnership between the two countries.

“We are pleased to see Pakistan’s successful general election,” Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing held on Thursday.

He said the Chinese side was willing to work with the new Pakistani government to promote greater development of the all-weather strategic partnership between the two countries.

“We sincerely hope that Pakistan will maintain political and social stability and concentrate on nation-building,” Geng Shuang added.

The spokesperson said the friendship between China and Pakistan had won the support of the two peoples, adding, “No matter the outcome of the election, it will not affect the development of China-Pakistan relations.”

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), led by its Chairman Imran Khan, has emerged the single largest party after the general elections held on July 25.–APP

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