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Pakistani PM accepts pres elect’s invitation

05 October 2018, MVT 10:16
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Pakistanis voted July 25 in elections that could propel former World Cup cricketer Imran Khan to power, as security fears intensified with a voting-day blast that killed at least 30 after a campaign marred by claims of military interference. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI
05 October 2018, MVT 10:16

Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, on Thursday, accepted President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s invitation to make an official visit to Maldives.

The Pakistani Prime Minister made a congratulatory phone call to Solih after he won the presidential election against incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom with a lead of more than 38,000 votes.

According to several Pakistani media outlets, the two leaders discussed diplomatic ties during the call, with Solih expressing his desire for improved relations between the two nations.

The former cricketer and philanthropist Prime Minister Khan, expressed his hope that the citizens of Maldives would prosper under the presidency of Solih.

Several nations including Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, India and several European nations have congratulated Solih on his electoral victory.

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India has also invited the President-Elect to make an official visit to India.