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Prime Minister Imran Khan, on his maiden three-day trip to the USA, reached the White House on Monday to meet American President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
After a warm welcome from the American President, Melania Trump also expressed her delight of hosting Pakistan’s premier at the White House.
Elated Melania Trump stated, “Great to have Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI of Pakistan at the @WhiteHouse today!” in her tweet.
The first lady also tweeted pictures of them with Prime Minister Imran Khan, receiving 71k likes and re-tweeted 19k times on Twitter. Thousands of people from Pakistan cheered the First Lady of USA for being a graceful host to their Premier.
I watched that 40 minutes with PM Khan and President Trump I was amazed by the Pakistan President he truly came across amazing one of the most impressive foreign leaders good for you all we should as President Trump said do 10× more business
— Mark C. Anderson (@MarkCAnderson5) July 23, 2019
And even the gorgeous Melania Trump is smiling today! https://t.co/kTSGrktJQY
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) July 22, 2019
— ISI Pak’s Pride (@CallSignMujahid) July 22, 2019
Interestingly, some netizens stated that PM Khan has also met President Trump’s first wife as well. They shared Imran Khan’s picture with President Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump, dating back to the ’90s, on Twitter.
— Inam Ullah SAYED (@InamUllahSAYED1) July 22, 2019
Interestingly enough, PM Imran Khan has actually met both of Donald Trump’s wives. Ivana and Melania. pic.twitter.com/RSAHqzp0Z2
— Maryam (@BefourMaryam) July 22, 2019
A few netizens, taking banter on social media, stated PM Khan’s second wife Reham Khan and PML-N’s chairperson, Maryam Nawaz, both his staunch critics, would not be happy with these visuals.
PM Khan ticks all the boxes of a popular leader on his trip to the USA
The dignified PM Khan reached the White House, donning his traditional attire, a navy blue Kurta Shalwar paired with black Peshawari chappal. PM Khan collected appreciation on social media for gracefully representing his culture on a foreign trip.
At last not only we’ll get our voice heard on issues like Kashmir but we have new trade markets for our goods as well. This improved bilateral relationship can only lead to better things. Can’t get over how happy the 1st lady @FLOTUS looked! 2/2 #KhanMeetsTrump #PakistanZindabad
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) July 22, 2019
— Fahad Ali (@fahadmehtabali) July 22, 2019
— Sajjad Ahmed jOo (@WSA786) July 22, 2019
The observers on social media also commended Kaptaan Khan’s self-assertive poise and confident body language as he carried on his maiden trip to the USA, which helped him bravely put forth Pakistan’s narrative ahead of the USA and its media.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to USA is proving to be of historic significance. The warm welcome given by Pakistani diaspora in USA shows how much proud they are to finally have a PM whom the world sees with respect. #PMIKJalsaInUSA
— Abdul Aleem Khan (@aleemkhan_pti) July 22, 2019
The financial & moral integrity, body language & commitment to the soil DEFINES a leader’s stature & HOW the world will perceive his nation! 😎
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) July 22, 2019
— Mohsin Zafar (@Mohsin_Zafar20) July 23, 2019
— B A S I T (@IAmABdulBasitAB) July 22, 2019
— عدنان (@RAP399) July 22, 2019
During the meeting, President Trump, with high praises for Imran Khan, stated that it is a great honor to have a “very popular, a great athlete, one of the greatest, the prime minister of Pakistan.”
Emphasizing upon his leadership Trump also stated; “A lot of great things are going to be happening for Pakistan too, under your leadership. I really feel that.”
President Trump also presented a cricket bat to Prime Minister Imran Khan along with a picture of President Eisenhower – the only US President who had watched a Test match in Pakistan.