American President Donald Trump's exclusive visit to Pakistan, tentative schedule revealed by Foreign Office
ISLAMABAD: American President Donald Trump 's exclusive visit to Pakistan, tentative schedule revealed by Foreign Office.
The Foreign Office on Thursday clarified that US President Donald Trump is likely to visit pakistan later this year. FO confirmed that US President Donald Trump’s visit to India next month would not include Pakistan.
President Trump “wants an exclusive visit to Pakistan which is not linked to any other visit in the region because Pakistan has its own distinct place,” FO Spokesperson Aisha Farooqi said at the weekly media briefing. Mr Trump is expected to visit India in February. The speculated dates are Feb 24 – 25.
The US president was invited to visit Pakistan by Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Washington in July last year. The debate about Mr Trump’s visit to Pakistan got renewed during the recent World Economic Forum in Davos when he was asked about his plans to visit Pakistan.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi increased the expectations by announcing link through a statement that Mr Trump would visit Pakistan soon.
Many believe that Mr Trump’s visit to Islamabad would be linked to progress on Afghan peace process.
Ms Farooqi said that she could not give an exact time frame of the visit, as of now, and that it may take place later this year. “The two sides are working on it,” she said.
The spokesperson confirmed that Pakistan was engaged with the US on the issue of review of Pakistan’s grey list status by Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The issue was discussed during a meeting between PM Imran Khan and President Trump in Davos and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, during the PM’s recent visit to Washington.