“Choice of History”: China’s Xi congratulates the newly elected president of Pakistan

Asif Ali Zardari was congratulated by Chinese President Xi Jinping on his election as the president of Pakistan on Sunday. He said that the two nations’ “iron-clad friendship” is a “choice of history” and that the ties’ “strategic significance” has increased in light of recent global developments.
The late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s husband, Zardari, was resoundingly elected as Pakistan’s 14th President on Saturday, making history as the nation’s only civilian leader for a second time.

Zardari, who is also the co-chair of the Pakistan Peoples Party, was the joint candidate of the PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which forms the ruling coalition.