WASHINGTON: The White residence confirmed on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump will meet prime Minister Imran Khan at his workplace on July 22 and their talks will focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation, so that you can carry peace, balance and monetary prosperity to the entire region.

On Tuesday afternoon, US nation department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told journalists that the White residence had now not but confirmed the visit, a announcement that prompted wild speculations about the nature and scope of the journey.

“President Donald J.

. Trump will welcome prime Minister Imran Khan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the White house on July 22, 2019,” stated a statement issued by using the workplace of the White house Press Secretary.

“The go to will recognition on strengthening cooperation among the us and Pakistan to convey peace, stability and monetary prosperity to a area that has visible a ways too much conflict,” it brought.

The White residence stated that President Trump and prime Minister Khan will talk various problems, inclusive of “counterterrorism, defence, power, and alternate, with the goal of creating the situations for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between our two nations”.

at the state branch briefing, Ms Ortagus became requested if she had a schedule of the Pakistani high minister’s conferences in Washington.

“To my expertise, that has without a doubt no longer been confirmed by means of the White residence. I recognise that i've examine the same reviews that you have, but i would attain out to the White residence to verify or now not verify that visit,” she responded.

“We don’t have something to announce here from the nation department,” she delivered.

In Islamabad, foreign workplace spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal recommended in opposition to making unfounded speculations approximately the go to.

“We wish to warning towards hypothesis approximately the PM’s visit. We are in close contact with the usa aspect,” Dr Faisal said in a tweet.

“Formal announcements approximately such visits are made at the appropriate time,” stated the spokesman at the same time as commenting on the nation department’s response.

In an in advance briefing, Dr Faisal stated that while the high minister will go to Washington on July 22, as announced, the agenda for the Imran-Trump meeting was nonetheless being labored out.

In Washington, unique Assistant to the prime Minister on foreign places Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari said that the distinction among the White residence and state department’s statement handiest confirmed that numerous departments have been nevertheless finalising the details of the go to.

Mr Bukhari also highlighted the near cooperation among the administrative and defence wings of the government. “It’s a great aspect that the civilian authorities and the navy are on the equal web page on sensitive issues,” he said. “If there’s cooperation, it's miles with our very own military. We aren't cooperating with the Indian navy.”

Media reports from Washington have recommended that the navy leader and the newly appointed director preferred of the ISI might also accompany the high minister to Washington. They're likely to talk about defence- and protection-related subjects with their opposite numbers.

Addressing a public meeting at the Pakistan Embassy, Mr Bukhari said that the prime minister plans to address a public meeting in Washing­ton on July 21. “Pakistani-individuals from across america will attend this assembly at a big public arena,” he brought.

Amir Wasim in Islamabad adds: In Pakistan, but, the competition persisted to criticise the government over the country branch’s refusal to comment on the visit.

PML-N information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb tweeted an advice to the high minister, asking him to “sit at domestic” in preference to making embarrassing statements approximately overseas journeys.

She claimed that the state go away­ment’s role underlined the difference between an “elected PM and a selected PM” and among individuals who undertook foreign visits to carry inv­estments to the us of a and those who went overseas with a “begging bowl”.

PPP facts secretary Dr Nafeesa Shah stated that the “selected government” turned into constantly developing embarrassment for the nation and the Ministry of overseas Affairs due to its incompetence.

She cited that ultimate week the Russian government had additionally denied having invited top Minister Khan to Moscow.

Ms Shah requested why the authorities became making claims that have been later denied by the supposed hosts.

posted in sunrise, July eleventh, 2019