Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in the US on Saturday on a three- day official trip where he will meet President Donald Trump at the White House on July 22.
On Saturday, United States put pressure on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is all set to meet US President Donald Trump to take “irreversible action” against terrorist and militant groups, and to “facilitate peace talks” with the Taliban for intra-Afghan dialogue.
During his stay in Washington DC, Khan in addition to his meeting with Trump is also scheduled to meet IMF acting chief David Lipton and World Bank President David Malpass.
According to the White House, Khan’s visit will focus on strengthening cooperation between Washington and Islamabad to bring peace, stability and economic prosperity to a region that has seen far too much conflict.
He is scheduled to address a gathering of thousands of Pakistani Americans at Capitol One Arena in downtown Washington DC on Sunday, July 21, and speak at the US Institute of Peace think-tank on July 23.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will also call on the Pakistani Prime Minister. Khan will also address a meeting at the US Institute of Peace and have lunch with newspaper editors.
Meanwhile, hours before his arrival Pakistan hired the services of lobbying firm Holland & Knight. The memorandum of understanding on this was signed between former Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds and Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Majeed Khan.
The two leaders will discuss several issues during their meeting, including “counterterrorism, defence, energy and trade, with the goal of creating the conditions for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between the two countries,” Geo News reported.
Imran Khan, the 66-year-old cricketer-turned-politician, is scheduled to meet Donald Trump at his Oval Office on Monday, the first by a Pakistani leader in nearly four years, the last one being that of Nawaz Sharif in October 2015.