Washington willing to rebuild ties with Pakistan


The White House invitation to Pakistan represents Washington’s willingness to repair US-Pakistan ties and rebuild an enduring partnership, according to a US official. The July 22 White House talk between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan – their first ever face-to-face interaction – follows Pakistan’s facilitation for a political solution to the decades long Afghan war. President Trump will warmly welcome the Pakistani leader in his Oval Office for talks which will then extend to a working luncheon to be attended by the cabinet members and senior Pentagon leaders.