PM Imran to hold meeting with US President on July 22, confirms FO


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) has confirmed Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will hold a meeting with United States President Donald Trump on July 22 in Washington.
At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the premier has decided to visit Washington at the invitation of the US President.
He said the agenda of the meeting was being developed through diplomatic channels. He said the focus would be to refresh the bilateral relationship.
When asked about the declaration of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) as a terrorist outfit by the U.S., the spokesperson said the development has acknowledgement Pakistan’s stance on the matter.
The spokesperson said Pakistan has confirmed a meeting with India on July 14 for talks on the Kartarpur Corridor.
Condemning Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, Dr Muhammad Faisal said only solution of the lingering dispute lies in the will of Kashmiri people and in the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions.
About the blast along the Line of Control, the spokesperson condemned the act by stating: “It appears as if India is behind it.”
To a question, the spokesperson said: “Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan.”
Responding to a question, Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan has played a pivotal role in facilitating and taking forward the Afghan peace process.
The spokesperson said both Pakistan and Afghanistan attach high importance to enhancement of their bilateral trade relations. – NNI