US ‘looks forward’ to working with PM Khaqan Abbasi

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WASHINGTON: The United States has congratulated Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said it looked forward to working with him on areas of mutual cooperation.

“We want to congratulate Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi on his election by the national assembly. We will certainly look forward to working with him on areas of mutual cooperation” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Thursday, while answering questions about the change of prime minister in Pakistan.

She said the US has very strong people-to-people ties with the government of Pakistan.

“We’ll look forward to working with Pakistan, and we’ll look forward to working with him (Abbasi) as well,” she said.