Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday felicitated China’s President Xi Jinping on being elected for the position for third time.
In his message, the premier said the government and people of Pakistan congratulate President Xi Jinping on being elected as the President of China for the next five years.
He said the confidence of the Chinese people and parliament in President Xi Jinping is a recognition of his extraordinary leadership skills.
Shehbaz Sharif said that President Xi Jinping has become a symbol of China's development and people's prosperity.
"Under the visionary leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is making remarkable achievements in every field, including education, health, agriculture, innovation, and technology," PM Shehbaz said.
Xi Jinping was voted unanimously by the People National People’s Congress (NPC), as the President of China for the next five years.
The voting lasted for about an hour and the electronic counting was completed in about 15 minutes.
President Xi will make a speech on Monday before the annual parliamentary session closes, as China faces multiple challenges, including an economy hobbled by three years of COVID curbs and worsening ties between it and the West.
Meanwhile, the parliament also elected Zhao Leji, 66, as the new parliament chair and Han Zheng, 68, as the new vice president. Both men belong to Xi’s previous team of party leaders at the Politburo Standing Committee.