President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan on July 22, the White House Press Secretary has said.
“President Trump and Prime Minister Khan would discuss a range of issues, including counter terrorism, defense, energy, and trade, with the goal of creating the conditions for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between our two countries,” a White House statement said.
The United States is also seeing the visit an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations in diverse fields.
“The visit will focus on strengthening cooperation between the United States and Pakistan to bring peace, stability, and economic prosperity to a region that has seen far too much conflict,” the statement said.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office also said at the invitation of President Trump, Prime Minister Imran Khan would visit the United States of America on July 21-23.
This will be the first summit-level engagement between Pakistan and the United States since both leaders assumed their respective offices.
During the visit, Prime Minister Khan and President Trump would have wide-ranging interaction at the White House on July 22 covering bilateral and regional matters, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
The prime minister, during his three-day visit, would also be meeting prominent members of the U.S. Congress, corporate leaders and opinion makers as well as members of the Pakistani diaspora.
During his various engagements in Washington, the prime minister would outline his vision of “Naya Pakistan” and underscore the importance Pakistan attaches to a broader and multifaceted relationship with the United States.
In the regional context, the prime minister would underscore Pakistan’s commitment to peace and stability and the importance of constructive engagement to promote a political solution in Afghanistan.
He will also highlight Pakistan’s policy of “peaceful neighbourhood” aimed at resolving disputes through dialogue and promoting the vision of peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia and beyond.
“The prime minister’s visit will help renew and reinvigorate long-standing ties between Pakistan and the United States. It would contribute towards building a broad-based, long-term and enduring partnership between the two countries on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit,” the Foreign Office said.