Prime Minister Imran Khan leaves for US on three-day visit

Prime Minister Imran Khan leaves for US on three-day visit

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday left for Washington on his three-day official visit to the United States (US) on the invitation of President Donald Trump.

This is Prime Minister Imran Khan's first visit to the US after assuming his office.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood and Special Assistant on Overseas Zulfi Bukhari are accompanying the prime minister while Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is already in Washington as part of the entourage.

Addressing a press conference in Washington ahead of PM Imran’s visit, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will hold wide ranging talks with the US leadership during his visit to the US on bilateral, regional and international issues of importance.

Qureshi said the Prime Minister Imran Khan will hold talks with President Trump at the White House on Monday and would highlight the points of convergence where cooperation could be mutually beneficial.

He added that the two sides will also have extended discussions at the White House.

“We want to take forward an environment of trust and cooperation that has developed between the two countries from a low point in the ties,” Qureshi asserted.

The foreign minister said Pakistan relations with the United States have shown a gradual improvement under the Imran Khan government which has cooperated with the Trump Administration's goal of resolving the Afghan conflict through negotiations involving the Taliban.

FM Qureshi said that the PM, would also hold discussions with a delegation of the World Bank.

The PM would also address the Pakistani community in the US during an event in the Capital One Arena in Washington, he added.

Qureshi said the government was trying to create a conducive environment for the investors in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan would also address Pakistan Business wherein the Pakistani-American community as well as other businesspersons in the US would participate.