WASHINGTON: US President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House on July 22, 2019, his office confirmed on Wednesday.
According to a press release issued by the White House, the visit will focus on strengthening cooperation between the United States and Pakistan to bring peace, stability, and economic prosperity to a region that has seen far too much conflict.
President Trump and Prime Minister Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counterterrorism, defense, energy, and trade, with the goal of creating the conditions for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between our two countries.
The confirmation came after a day of confusion set off by a State Department spokesperson who expressed ignorance about Imran Khan’s visit to the White House.
The denial caused an embarrassment to Pakistani officials who had already shared the details of Imran Khan’s visit to media.
Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal also cautioned media against speculations about the premier’s foreign trips.