ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undertake an official visit to US from October 20-23 to hold talks with US President Barack Obama on a host of issues including his government’s policies for revival of the economy, fight against terrorism and the regional situation. The Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah told his weekly press briefing that the visit is taking place at the invitation of US the President.
During the visit, he said that the prime minister will meet Obama and have several other engagements including meetings with the Chairman House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee members. He said that the prime minister will also interact with Pakistan-US Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The other engagements of the prime minister during his stay in the US, he added, include talks at the United States Institute of Peace as well as interaction with the Pakistani community.
About agenda of the talks, he said the prime minister will brief the US leadership on Pakistan’s policies on the revival of the economy, fight against terrorism and the regional situation. He said the discussions will also be held on bilateral co-operation in the fields of economy, trade, education, defence, counter- terrorism, health and climate change. To a question about the composition of the delegation accompanying the prime minister to the US, he said that the composition of delegation is being finalised.
Source: Business Recorder