General Asim Munir on first visit to Iran as COAS to discuss defense ties

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir.  - ispr/file
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir. – ispr/file
  • Syed Asim Munir reached Iran on his first visit as Army Chief.
  • The army chief will meet Iranian military, civilian leadership.
  • This is General Munir’s fifth foreign visit after becoming COAS.

In his first visit to Iran as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Asim Munir has arrived in the neighboring country on a two-day official visit, the Army said on Friday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief will meet the Iranian military and civilian leadership during his first visit after taking over as army chief in November last year.

The media wing of the Army said that during the visit the COAS will discuss bilateral matters related to defense and security cooperation.

This is General Munir’s fifth foreign visit after taking over the command of Pakistan Army. In April, he made an official visit to China to “enhance bilateral military ties”.

During the visit, the Army Chief met State Councilor Wang Yi of China and the Commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the PLA Headquarters.

After General Munir’s meeting with Wang Yi, Pakistan’s envoy tweeted, “The two sides reaffirmed the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership and underlined the importance of their strong defense cooperation for peace and stability in the region.” Did.”

Earlier, COAS had also visited Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and United Kingdom.

During his time in Saudi Arabia in January this year, the COAS met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and “reviewed bilateral ties and ways to enhance them”.

Later, General Munir visited the UAE and met President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed defense and military ties.

According to the state news agency, during the meeting, the two also shared ways to strengthen military affairs to serve the common interests of the friendly countries.

In February this year, General Munir visited the UK on a high-profile visit at the invitation of the UK Ministry of Defense to discuss security-related strategic issues.

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