Pakistan

PM Sharif reaches Washington on four-day official visit

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday evening landed in Washington on a four-day official visit, where he was received by officials of the United States (US) State Department and the Pakistan Embassy, ARY News reported.

Ambassador to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani and Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) Dr Maliha Lodhi welcomed PM Sharif upon his arrival at the Andrews Air Force Base.

United States (US) newly appointed special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Olson was also present on the occasion.

Upon his arrival, a contingent of the US forces presented guard of honor to the Pakistan premier.

PM Sharif will hold a meeting with US President Barack Obama on Wednesday (tomorrow).

During the visit, the prime minister will discuss besides regional situation, matters relating to defence, counter-terrorism, economic, trade, education, health, and climatic change.

The Prime Minister will also meet Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee and members of Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He will have business interaction with Pakistan-US Business Council and US Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also deliver a speech at the US Institute of Peace.

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