DOHA, Qatar: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Qatar Airways Akbar Albaker held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Doha on Saturday morning as the latter reached there as a transit to Washington.
Imran Khan accompanied by his Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood, his Special Assistant on Overseas Zulfi Bukhari and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa earlier left Islamabad for a three-day visit to the United States.
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His visit – being undertaken on the invitation of the US President Donald Trump – is the first to the United States since he assumed the office in Pakistan in August 2018.
It would also be the first bilateral engagement between Imran Khan and Donald Trump since both the leaders took over their respective offices.
Earlier, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is already in Washington as part of the entourage, said while talking to media that Prime Minister Imran Khan would hold wide ranging talks with the US leadership during his visit to the United States on bilateral, regional and international issues of importance.
Qureshi said that the visit seeks to reset Pakistan-US relations with a focus on expanding bilateral cooperation in place of Afghanistan-centered relations over the last several years.
The foreign minister said that Imran Khan would hold talks with the US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday and would highlight the points of convergence where cooperation could be mutually beneficial. Later, the two sides will also have extended discussions at the White House.