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Leaders from across the world congratulated Masoud Pezeshkian, the 9th Iranian-elected president, calling for strengthening relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic on global and regional issues.

Hawzah News Agency- Iranian newly elected president Masoud Pezeshkian, who was officially announced on Saturday as the 9th Iran president upon winning over 16 million votes, has received congratulatory messages from global leaders.

Russia

President Vladimir Putin congratulated Pezeshkian and said he hoped it would contribute to Russia-Iran relations.

“I hope that your tenure as president will contribute to a reinforcement of constructive bilateral cooperation between our friendly peoples,” Putin said.

China

The Chinese president issued a similar message.

"I attach great importance to the development of China-Iran relations and am willing to work with the President to lead the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership towards deeper advancement," state news agency Xinhua cited Xi Jinping as saying.

Xi added that Iran and China "have a long history of friendly exchanges, and bilateral relations have maintained healthy and stable development... for over half a century."

He also highlighted strategic partnership between Tehran and Beijing.

"Faced with complex regional and international situations, China and Iran have always supported each other, worked together and continued to consolidate strategic mutual trust. This has not only brought benefits to our two countries' peoples, but has also made active contributions to promoting regional and world peace and stability," the Chinese president said.

Saudia Arabia

“I affirm my keenness on developing and deepening the relations between our countries and people and serve our mutual interests,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.

Iraq, other Persian Gulf Arab Leaders

The Iraqi president wished Pezeshkian success in his duties and in “fulfilling the ambitions and aspirations or the Iranian people”.

“We affirm our keenness to strengthen relations between Iraq and Iran in a way that serves the interests of the two neighboring countries and peoples,” Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid said in a message to Iran’s president-elect.

Senior Iraqi Shia leader Ammar al-Hakim, a former leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq and current head of the National Wisdom Movement, also sent congratulations and expressed hope that Pezeshkian can help resolve regional differences.

Other Persian Gulf Arab leaders, including Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman and Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait also extended their congratulations to the Iranian president-elect.

Azerbaijan

President Ilham Aliyev welcomed Pezeshkian’s electoral success and said Azerbaijan placed “great importance” on relations with Iran.

“I am confident that through our joint efforts, we will ensure further strengthening of the traditional friendly relations and the expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran in line with the interests of our peoples and countries,” Aliyev said, as he invited Pezeshkian to visit.

Venezuela

Foreign Minister Yvan Gil congratulated Iran for its “commitment demonstrated to democracy” during the two rounds of the presidential vote.

“Venezuela expresses its conviction that the decision made by the Iranian people will contribute to the prosperity of this nation, as well as its consolidation as an emerging power in the nascent multipolar world,” Gil’s statement read.

Pezeshkian will have the “absolute support” of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government with the aim of expanding relations and continuing to defeat “the hegemonic pretensions that threaten multilateralism and world peace”.

Pakistan

The Pakistani prime minister called for efforts to “ensure a bright future” for the two neighbors.

“Heartiest congratulations to my brother Dr. Massoud Pezeshkian on his victory in Iran's presidential elections! I look forward to working closely with President-elect Dr. Pezeshkian to further strengthen Pakistan-Iran bilateral ties & promote regional peace & stability. As neighboring countries, Pakistan & Iran enjoy a close & historic relationship.

We must ensure a bright future for our two peoples through mutually beneficial cooperation’” Shehbaz Sharif wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Pakistani president also hoped that Tehran-Islamabad relations will grow under the Pezeshkian presidency.

“Pakistan looks forward to working together with Iran for the peace and prosperity of the region,” Asif Ali Zardari said.

India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he looked “forward to working closely” with Pezeshkian “to further strengthen our warm and long-standing bilateral relationship for the benefit of our peoples and the region”.

Syria

President Bashar al-Assad said Iran was “one of the most important countries with which we are keen to ensure that the relationship is at its peak”.

“This relationship is based on roots established through decades of mutual respect, common understanding and firm principles to which Syria and Iran have always adhered.

“We will work with you to boost the Syrian-Iranian strategic relationship and open new promising horizons for bilateral cooperation as resistance will remain the common approach that we follow in order to preserve the pride of our countries and defend the interests of their peoples,” al-Assad added.

Belarus

President Aleksandr Lukashenko referred to Pezeshkian’s win as “an unconditional victory of the Iranian people”.

“The voting results confirm your high political authority and testify to the public support for the course of the country’s leadership in defending the national interests of Iran, creating prospects for its citizens and cooperation with the countries of your region,” Belta news agency cited Lukashenko as saying.

“The dialogue between Minsk and Tehran at all levels is steadily expanding. I am convinced that in the near future we will be able to implement all the agreements reached, including those on raising the level of the Belarusian-Iranian relations to a strategic partnership”.

South Korea

In East Asia, South Korea expressed hope for improving relations between Tehran and Seoul.

“We wish Iran a path of prosperity and development under the new government, contributing constructively to regional stability. We look forward to further enhancing our friendly relations with Iran,” South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Malaysia

The Malaysian prime minister said in a message to Pezeshkian that the outcome of Iran’s election reflects the vibrant spirit of Iranian democracy and heralds a promising future for the country.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said with its rich and ancient civilization, Iran occupies a unique and prominent place in world history, and the potential for Malaysia-Iran relations is immense and filled with promise.

“We look forward to strengthening our bilateral mechanisms to deepen and broaden cooperation between the two countries. We are committed to collaborating on international platforms such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Developing-8 (D8),” the Malaysian leader said.

“I look forward to welcoming Pezeshkian to Malaysia at the earliest opportunity,” he said.

Armenia

The Armenian premier also called for deepening bilateral relations in a congratulatory message to Pezeshkian.

"Relations with the brother country of the Islamic Republic of Iran are of special importance for the government and people of the Republic of Armenia, which has been continuously developing since the declaration of independence of Armenia," Nikol Pashinyan said.

"Continuous deepening of warm relations between Armenia and Iran in the field of bilateral cooperation and stability and prosperity of the region is of particular importance," he added.

"I am confident that with the joint efforts of our governments, the agreements reached between the Republic of Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran will be implemented and we will jointly implement a number of new programs for the welfare of the friendly people of Armenia and Iran," Armenia’s prime minister concluded.

Hezbollah

Nasrallah stated in his message that, "We in Hezbollah and regional resistance movements consider the Islamic Republic of Iran as a strong, fixed and eternal backer."

The Secretary General of Hezbollah also emphasized that, "We will continue the path along with your government towards securing the final victory, the axis of which is the mighty and powerful Iran.

SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is among international organization that congratulated Pezeshkian on his election as Iran’s president.

“The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is committed to working with Iran to jointly achieve sustainable development as the main guarantor of global stability, ensuring regional security and a mechanism for equality,” Zhang Ming, the organization’s secretary general, said in his congratulatory message.

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