Pakistan welcomes Gotabaya’s victory

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Pakistan yesterday congratulated President elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his electoral victory as the seventh President of the country at Saturday’s Presidential election.

The Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry in a release commended the government for conducting a free, fair and peaceful election by the Election Commission.

The statement:The Government and leadership of Pakistan warmly felicitate the newly-elected President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on his electoral victory as the seventh President of the country. Pakistan is confident that under his stewardship, Sri Lanka will continue its journey towards greater prosperity and peace.

Pakistan appreciates the conduct of a free, fair and peaceful election by the Election Commission and the Government of Sri Lanka. The leadership of Pakistan looks forward to working with the new President and his team to further strengthen the already strong relationship between the two countries.

The Government of Pakistan expresses the resolve to further fortify the fraternal ties and to take this vital partnership to a new level.

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