PM Imran felicitates Johnson for sweeping victory in British election

Published: December 13, 2019
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I look forward to working with him, says Premier Imran Khan in a tweet. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

I look forward to working with him, says Premier Imran Khan in a tweet. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Prime Minister Imran Khan has felicitated his British counterpart Boris Johnson for sweeping victory in the general elections.

“Congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his success in the UK General Elections,” he tweeted on Friday. “I look forward to working with him and continuing the cooperation between our two countries.”

Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by January 31.

The Johnson-led Conservative party secured a sweeping victory, winning more than 360 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons – the party’s largest majority since under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

The result handed Johnson his first national election victory but also delivered a dramatic blow to his main competitor, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose Labour Party suffered heavy losses.

PM Imran had expressed hope earlier in July after Johnson appointment as the United Kingdom’s new prime minister that under his leadership, the relations between Pakistan and UK will flourish.

With additional input from Reuters

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