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PM Imran Khan will meet President Trump on July 22

White House confirms
Visit will focus on streng­thenin­g cooper­ation to ‘bring peace, stabil­ity, and econom­ic prospe­rity to a region’
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The White House has confirmed that Pakistan’s prime minister will be meeting the US president during his visit to the United States on July 22.
“President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the White House on July 22, 2019,” the White House press secretary said in a statement on Wednesday.
Premier Imran’s 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, it added.
“President Trump and Prime Minister Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counterterrorism, defence, energy, and trade, with the goal of creating the conditions for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between our two countries,” the communique said.
Earlier in the day a statement by the State Department spokesperson set off rumour mills in which said that the “White House is yet to confirm Premier Imran’s visit to the US.
“To my knowledge, that [Imran’s visit] has actually not been confirmed by the White House,” said Morgan Ortagus in a press briefing on Tuesday.
The spokesperson added that she has read reports of the visit, but it is up to the White House “to confirm or not confirm” the visit.
“I know that I have read the same reports that you have, but I would reach out to the White House to confirm or not confirm that visit, but that’s – we don’t have anything to announce here from the State Department,” she said in response to a question regarding expected meetings between the US and Pakistani leadership.



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