ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump will hold talks on fostering bilateral relations in a range of areas, at White House in Washington on Monday.
The talks will mark an effort by the two leaders to reset ties between the two countries. It will expand bilateral cooperation on trade and investment as well as work toward peace in South Asia at large and Afghanistan in particular.
President Trump will warmly welcome the Pakistani leader at his Oval Office for talks which will then extend to a working luncheon to be attended by the cabinet members and senior Pentagon leaders.
Imran Khan will interact with top American lawmakers and Pakistan Caucus on the Capitol Hill.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Zulfikar Bukhari and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, are accompanying the prime minister.
Earlier while addressing the largest gathering of Pakistani-American in the United States early Monday, Prime Minster Imran Khan said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s vision was to turn the country into a welfare state on the pattern of Riyasat-i-Madina.
“Principles of the state of Madina were compassion, justice, rule of law, and looking after the women, children and elderly,” Imran Khan said while addressing the massive crowd at Capital One Arena in Washington DC, ahead of his one-on-one meeting with US President Donald Trump.
As the public meeting was underway, hashtag #PMIKJalsaInUSA climbed to number one spot in ‘Worldwide trends’ on Twitter. While in Pakistan, all the top 10 trends were regarding the prime minister’s US visit. The venue had a seating capacity of 20,000, but several thousands more jam-packed the arena, making this the largest gathering of overseas Pakistanis in the country.
PM Imran said in ‘Naya Pakistan’ everyone was accountable and there could not be two separate laws for rich and poor.