Washington, Sept. 9 (TNS): The United States has congratulated Dr Arif Alvi on his swearing-in as the new President of Pakistan.
“The United States looks toward working with Pakistan to advance our shared interests, such as regional peace, stability, and prosperity,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauret said in a statement.
Alvi, a longtime ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was sworn-in as the 13th president Sunday.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar administered the oath to the newly-elected president.
Alvi swore to “bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan” and to carry out his duties “in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan”.