Nepali PM congratulates Pakistani counterpart

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Kathmandu, Aug 3 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday congratulated is newly appointed Pakistani counterpart, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

In the message, Deuba expressed his willingness to work closely with Abbasi to further strengthen relations between the two South Asian countries, reports Xinhua news agency.

On Tuesday, Abbasi, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, was elected the country’s 18th Prime Minister, after he won the National Assembly election with a majority vote, five days after the Supreme Court disqualified his predecessor, Nawaz Sharif.

–IANS

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