Prime Minister Shahid Kaqan Abbasi has congratulated President Xi Jinping on his re-election as General Secretary of Communist Party of China (CPC).

In his message of greeting to President Xi, the PM said the re-election on the top-position is testimony to the fact that he enjoys overwhelming confidence and support of the Chinese people and the entire CPC.

He hoped that under the leadership of President Xi, Pakistan and China will continue to enjoy excellent relationship in all sectors of bilateral interest, particularly in carrying out China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

“The people and government of Pakistan stand ready to take our bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to new heights,” he added.

Referring to the China’s achievements during the last five years, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the world marveled at the generational transformation China has achieved since the initiation of the reforms and opening up process in 1978.

China has not only achieved the status of second largest economy of the world but has also realized the miracle of bringing 700 million people out of poverty in a time span of one generation, he said.

The Belt and Road initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor are the hallmarks of the spirit of this win-win cooperation, the PM added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif in his congratulatory message to President Xi expressed his immense pleasure over his re-election.

“The all-weather and exemplary bond between our two countries is set to enter a new era of shared development under your dynamic leadership,” he added.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) also congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping on his re-election as the general secretary of the CPC.

PPP Vice President Senator Sherry Rehman said that her party extends its warmest good wishes and congratulations to President Xi on his well-deserved re-election. “Under President Xi’s steadfast leadership during his first term, China has achieved remarkable economic and development milestones,” she said.

Senator Sherry also commented on the landmark amendment to the Chinese Constitution made during the 19th CPC Congress, saying, “it is remarkable to know that the One Belt-One Road project is now going to be a part of the Chinese Constitution.”

“We look forward to further strengthening our ties through bilateral cooperation for our mutual long-term interests of shared prosperity and regional peace,” she said.