Islamabad: Pakistan's top leadership congratulate Barack Obama on his re-election, with President Asif Ali Zardari saying he looked forward to working closely with his American counterpart for the "shared objective of peace, security, stability and prosperity in the region".
In a message sent to his US counterpart, Zardari expressed the hope that the "relationship between Pakistan and the US would continue to prosper during President Obama's new term in office".
According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Zardari said he was "confident that the leadership of the two countries would be able to further deepen and broaden bilateral relations on the basis of mutual respect and mutual interests".
Warmly felicitating Obama on his victory in the US polls, Zardari described his election for a second term as a "clear reaffirmation by the American people of their confidence in his leadership and a powerful endorsement of Obama's vision for his country".
In a separate message, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf congratulated Obama and said the people of the US had again reposed their confidence in his leadership.
Underscoring the importance of the bilateral relationship, Ashraf said Pakistan looks forward to continue to work with the US for a mutually beneficial relationship.


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