Curtain Raiser: Visit of PM Imran Khan to United States

Islamabad, Pakistan: On the invitation of President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the United States of America on 21-23 July 2019. This would be the first summit-level engagement between Pakistan and the United States since both leaders assumed their respective offices.

According to Foreign Office of Pakistan, during the visit, Prime Minister Khan and President Trump would have wide-ranging interaction at the White House on 22 July 2019 covering bilateral and regional matters. The Prime Minister will 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 will outline his vision of “Naya Pakistan” and underscore the importance Pakistan attaches to a broader and multi-faceted relationship with the United States. In the regional context, the Prime Minister will 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 will contribute towards building a broad-based, long-term and enduring partnership between the two countries on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit.

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