Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday congratulated President-elect of the United States (US) Donald Trump on his historic victory in the 2016 US Presidential elections, Radio Pakistan reported.
Donald Trump stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment, to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States.
The Republican mogul defeated his Democratic rival, plunging global markets into turmoil and casting the long-standing global political order, which hinges on Washington’s leadership, into doubt.
Trump secured at least 290 electoral votes, securing more than the 270 he needed to succeed Barack Obama.
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“On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, and on my own behalf, I wish to extend to you and the people of the United States, our most sincere felicitations on your election as the 45th President of the United States,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said.
PM Nawaz in his message stated that Trump’s election is a triumph of the American people and their enduring faith in the ideals of democracy, freedom, human rights, and free enterprise.
“Most importantly, your momentous success is a testimony to the confidence that the people of the United States have reposed in your leadership, vision and commitment to serve your great country,” the PM said.
He said Pakistan and the United States have enjoyed a strategic partnership, rooted in the shared ideals of freedom, democracy, mutual respect, and commonality of interests.
Nawaz Sharif said a strong partnership between the two countries remains critical to promoting and sustaining peace, security and stability in the wider region, and continue to underpin the resilience in Pak-US ties.
PM Nawaz expressed a wish to work closely with the new leadership of the United States.
“I wish to re-affirm my government’s commitment to further strengthening and deepening of our relations, in a manner truly reflective of the aspirations of our two nations. I am looking forward to closely working with you, to bring our two countries closer and making our partnership an important vehicle for the realisation of peace, security and prosperity in the region and beyond,” he said.