PM Imran Khan departs to US for three-day official visit

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday departed for the United States (US) on a commercial flight for his first visit since assuming office.

During the three-day visit, the prime minister will be meeting his American counterpart Donald Trump on July 22.

PM Khan’s visit is intended at strengthening bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan to bring peace, stability, and economic prosperity to a region that has seen far too much conflict.

According to White House, the two leaders would discuss several issues, including “counterterrorism, defence, energy, and trade, with the goal of creating the conditions for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between our two countries.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said there will be two separate meetings between PM Imran Khan and US President Trump, with the first one to take place in the Oval Office and the second one be held in the Cabinet Room.

A meeting has also been scheduled with a delegation of the World Bank.

PM Khan would also address the Pakistani community in the US during an event in the Capital One Arena in Washington, he added, after which a Pakistan Business Summit will also follow.

The FM said Pakistan’s military leadership would be accompanying the prime minister during his visit to the US.