Islamabad, Aug 19: Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday congratulated former cricketer Imran Khan on his election as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
In his congratulatory message, Oli recalled friendly relations between Nepal and Pakistan while extending his wishes for successful tenure of Khan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
"In the message, Prime Minister (Oli) also expressed hope that bilateral relations will be further strengthened during the tenure of Khan," the statement added.
On other hand, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan, who was sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister in Islamabad.
In a message, Sirisena said he was confident that Khan's leadership would help steer Pakistan towards peace, prosperity and sustainability, as relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan grow further, Xinhua news agency reported.
Khan's party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, secured victory in the July 25 general election and will now form a new central government.