US President Donald Trump has accepted PM Imran Khan’s invitation to visit Pakistan, said the Foreign Office on Tuesday. The invitation, extended during the Khan’s meeting with Trump on Monday.
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Donald Trump welcomed PM Khan at the entrance of the White House. The two leaders jointly addressed the press and later had a one-on-one meeting, which was followed by delegation-level talks between the two sides.
The two leaders held extensive discussions with a focus on establishing a broad-based and permanent alliance between Pakistan and the United States and boosting collaboration between the two countries to bring peace, stability and economic prosperity in South Asia.
The two leaders reviewed the progress of the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. President Trump acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution to the peace talks while Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s dedication to support the process in good faith.
The two also affirmed their resolve to work together across a broad range of areas and acknowledged the immense opportunity and potential for mutually beneficial collaboration in diverse fields such as trade, investment, energy, economic connectivity, and defence and security cooperation. Prime Minister Imran also invited the US corporate sector to invest in Pakistan.
The prime minister also briefed the US president about his vision of the socio-economic development of Pakistan. He said that “peaceful neighbourhood” was a priority of Pakistan’s foreign policy, adding that peace and stability in the region would allow Pakistan to harness its human resource potential to generate growth and spur regional connectivity.
President Trump appreciated the premier’s vision for peace in South Asia.
Khan said Pakistan was convinced that normalisation of ties with India would be mutually beneficial for the two countries. He emphasised that Pakistan would continue to seek dialogue and diplomacy to resolve longstanding disputes, including the core conflict of Jammu and Kashmir. President Trump expressed his readiness to play a facilitating role in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.