“Pakistan has been a key partner for the United States on various issues of common interest for the past 75 years, and we value our relationship,” she said.
Netanyahu Blinken congratulated Shahbaz Sharif on his election as Pakistan’s Prime Minister in a statement issued today (April 24th).
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was ousted by Pakistani parliament, has claimed that Washington was involved in a plot to oust him. The claim was denied by Washington.
Shahbaz Sharif has also said that he will order an investigation into this allegation and will resign from the presidency if evidence is found against him.
“We look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with the Government of Pakistan,” the State Department said in a statement.
Earlier, Pakistan’s new government said it wanted to have “good relations” with the United States.
Pakistani state media published a statement from the new government saying, “We want to continue our relationship with the United States on the basis of the principles of equality and mutual benefit.”
Asked about Washington’s relations with Islamabad, White House spokeswoman Jen Saki said, “We certainly support the rule of law and the principle of equality and justice under the law. We appreciate and welcome the long-term support of Pakistan and the Republic.” “Pakistan is important to US interests.”
Analysts say relations between the United States and Pakistan were not good during Imran Khan’s administration, and recent escalation of tensions between the two countries has led to the formation of a new government in Pakistan.