Qureshi jets off to US ahead of PM’s visit


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi left for Washington on Thursday ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan who is scheduled to jet off to the US capital on June 21.

The foreign minister is expected to administer the arrangements for the premier’s stay, who will embark on a three-day official visit on coming Monday.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting the US on the invitation of President Donald Trump.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, this would be the first summit-level engagement between Pakistan and the United States since both leaders assumed their respective offices.

During the visit, Prime Minister Khan and President Trump would have wide-ranging interaction at the White House on 22nd of this month covering bilateral and regional matters.

The Prime Minister will also be meeting prominent members of the US Congress, corporate leaders, and opinion makers as well as members of the Pakistani diaspora.

He will highlight Pakistan’s policy of “peaceful neighborhood” aimed at resolving disputes through dialogue and promoting the vision of peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia and beyond.