President Trump to welcome Pakistan's PM to White House on July 22

Trump and Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counterterrorism and defense

Imran Khan says Indo-Pak relations to remain tense till elections in India (File) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

US President Donald Trump will welcome Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on July 22, his spokesperson announced Wednesday.

The visit will focus on strengthening cooperation between the United States and Pakistan to bring peace, stability and economic prosperity to a region that has seen far too much conflict, the White House press secretary said.

Trump and Prime Minister Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counterterrorism, defense, energy and trade with the goal of creating the conditions for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between our two countries, said the press secretary.

The announcement of meeting between Trump and Khan came amid reports that the peace talks between the US and the Taliban have reached an advance stage. Pakistan is seen to be co-operating in the peace talks.