Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday congratulated Iran’s newly elected president, Ebrahim Raisi, on his “landmark victory” in the country’s 13th presidential elections.
“Congratulations to Excellency brother Ibrahim Raisi on his landmark victory in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 13th Presidential elections,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
“Look forward to working with him for further strengthening of our fraternal ties and for regional peace, progress, and prosperity,” he added.
Congratulations to Raisi for winning the Iranian presidential election, as his rivals admitted it even before the official results were announced.
The other three candidates in the election congratulated him on his victory, which was generally expected after many political heavyweights were banned from running for election.
“I congratulate the people on their choice,” said outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani without naming Raisi. “My official congratulations will come later, but we know who got enough votes in this election and who is elected today by the people.”