Ahmadinejad Felicitates Zardari on Pakistan Win

A0255604.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad extended his congratulations to Asif Ali Zardari on his victory in Pakistan’s presidential poll Saturday and said he hoped ties between the two countries would expand.

“I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations for your deserving election as president of the Islamic republic of Pakistan to you, your government and nation,” Ahmadinejad said.

“Voicing complete readiness of the Islamic republic of Iran to expand cooperation with Pakistan in all fields, I hope we witness the expansion and strengthening of good relations between the two countries,” he added.

Zardari, the widower of Benazir Bhutto, secured a large win in the presidential elections called after Pervez Musharraf resigned on August 18.

Bhutto, who headed the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was assassinated last year.

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