Trump to meet with Pakistani PM in late July

WASHINGTON D.C., May 30, 2019 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on May 30, 2019. Donald Trump slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller as "highly conflicted" on Thursday, one day after Mueller's first-ever public statement saying that charging Trump with a crime was "not an option we could consider" due to Justice Department guidelines. (Xinhua/Ting Shen/IANS)

Washington:  US President Donald Trump will meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on July 22 at the White House, discussing counterterrorism and other issues, according to a statement released by the White House on Wednesday.

Trump and Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counterterrorism, defence, energy and trade, the Xinhua news agency reported.

It will be Khan’s first visit to the US since he assumed office in August last year.

Washington and Islamabad have been at odds over the US war in Afghanistan. Last month, Pakistan rejected a report issued by the US State Department on International Religious Freedom, saying the segment on Pakistan is “a compendium of unsubstantiated and biased assertions.”