Sri Lankan elect president wants to build closer ties with Pakistan
COLOMBO (92 News) – Sri Lankan newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed the commitment to build closer ties and understanding between Pakistan and Srilanka.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated in his tweet and thanked Pakistani leadership and its people for the wishes they extended on his election as the president of Sri Lanka. He also expressed the commitment to build closer ties and understanding between Pakistan and Srilanka.
I thank Your Excellency @ArifAlvi and people of Pakistan for your warm wishes. I look forward to building closer ties and understanding between our two nations and the region as a whole. https://t.co/jV9kkOouiW
— Gotabaya Rajapaksa (@GotabayaR) November 17, 2019
A day earlier, Pakistan warmly felicitated newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his electoral victory as the 7th President of the country. In a press release on Sunday, the Foreign Office (FO) said 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 Election Commission and the Government of Sri Lanka. The Government of Pakistan expresses the resolve to further fortify fraternal ties and to take this vital partnership to a new level.
President Dr Arif Alvi has congratulated the newly elected President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his electoral victory.
In a tweet on Sunday, he said we hope to continue working with the new Sri Lankan President for betterment of our people and to advance our shared interests of regional peace, stability and prosperity.
It gives me immense pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations on your electoral victory Mr @GotabayaR as President of Sri Lanka.We hope to continue working with you for the betterment of our people and to advance our shared interests of regional peace, stability, & prosperity
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) November 17, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Sri Lankan President elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his victory in Presidential elections. In his felicitation message, the Prime Minister extended his heartfelt congratulations to the new Sri Lankan President elect.
He said Pakistan looks forward to working closely with Rajapaksa and with Sri Lanka, for further deepening the brotherly ties and strengthening cooperation for peace, progress and prosperity of our peoples and the region.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has also congratulated the newly-elected President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In his felicitation message today, the minister paid tribute to the Sri Lankan government for holding peaceful, free and transparent elections.