China on Tuesday congratulated the newly elected prime minister of Pakistan, and expressed the expectation of an even closer China-Pakistan partnership.

Iran PressIran News: After weeks of political turmoil in Pakistan, opposition lawmakers finally nominated Shahbaz Sharif as the new prime minister on Sunday, confirming Imran Khan's incompetence.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners of cooperation, and the relationship between the two countries is rock solid and unbreakable.

"China looks forward to working with the Pakistani side to continue our traditional friendship, deepen all-round cooperation, jointly build the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a high-quality manner, and build an even closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era," Zhao added.

The new Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif, yesterday, while emphasizing the improvement and development of relations with the countries of the region, said, "We support the strengthening of relations with the friendly and brotherly country of the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially in the trade sector." 219