|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Remarks on Election and Swearing-in of Abbasi as the Prime Minister of Pakistan|
Q: On August 1, the National Assembly of Pakistan held a meeting and elected the new Prime Minister. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, candidate of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N) and former Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources has been elected and sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. What is your comment on that?
A: The Chinese side extends warm congratulations to Mr. Abbasi on assuming the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan. We believe that under the leadership of Prime Minister Abbasi, the Pakistani government will stay committed to maintaining national unity and stability and promoting economic and social development. China stands ready to work with Pakistan to maintain the momentum of the rapid growth of China-Pakistan relations, advance the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and move forward the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.