Chinese Ambassador calls on PM elect Imran Khan, delivers special message
ISLAMABAD - Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Yao Jing on Monday called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to congratulate the latter on his election victory.
The Chinese envoy, while congratulating the prime minister-in waiting on behalf of his government, reiterated Beijing’s desire to strengthen cooperation with Islamabad in all sectors.
In a post-election address to the nation, Imran pledged to tackle corruption and touched on promises to strengthen and improve Pakistan’s relationship with neighbouring countries, including China.
“We will strengthen and improve our relations with China. We want to work towards success of CPEC. We also want to send teams to learn poverty alleviation from China,” the star cricketer-turned-politician said.
A foreign ministry spokesman said result of the election would not have an impact on the ties between the two countries.
“The China-Pakistan friendship receives heartfelt support and acclamation of the two peoples. Whatever the result of the election is, it won’t affect the development of China-Pakistan relations,” he said.