ISLAMABAD (9 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday departed for the United States on an official three-day visit via commercial flight.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, ISI director general and Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor is also accompanying the premier.
This is said to be first time in the history of Pakistan that a high-powered delegation led by Prime Minister Imran Khan is travelling through a commercial flight.
Imran Khan will meet US President Donald Trump on July 22 and also hold meetings with the US Congressmen and heads of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB).
The premier’s official schedule will also include interaction with Pakistani business community, address to a business summit and visit to the US Institute for Peace.
On July 23, Imran Khan will face editors of US newspapers besides meeting US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
The US government has placed Pakistan Prime Minister’s visit in special category which means prolonged meeting with the US president, a number of feats, official residence and other expenses on Us expense.
Foreigner Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told media in Washington DC that Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach US around 3:30pm.
He said the premier will be given feast at the White House and two meetings with US’s Trump have been scheduled.
Qureshi said the premier will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, economic experts and Pakistani businessmen.
To a question, he said Afghanistan’s challenge is 18-year old.
“We shall move forward while making the premier’s visit to US a strong base for improved bilateral relations,” the FM said.