• General Asim Munir will hold meetings with Iranian civilians and military during his first visit to the neighboring country
  • This is General Munir’s fifth foreign trip ever since he assumed command of the Pakistan Army in November last year

ISLAMABAD (Agencies): General Bagheri, the Chief of Staff of Iran, held a meeting with General Syed Asim Munir, the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, on Saturday. The meeting was a key component of COAS General Asim Munir’s visit, where he is accompanied by a political delegation, to engage in discussions on a range of mutual interests, with a specific emphasis on security.

The high-level discussions between the military leaders aim to strengthen cooperation and enhance understanding between Iran and Pakistan. They seek to address shared concerns and promote regional stability through collaborative efforts.

The meeting signifies the commitment of both countries to nurturing a stronger partnership and deepening their ties for the benefit of their respective nations and the region as a whole.

According to ISPR, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir of Pakistan arrived in Iran on Friday for a two-day official visit aimed at discussing defense cooperation.

General Munir, who assumed office in November last year, will engage in meetings with Iranian civilian and military leadership during his first visit to the neighboring country. The Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, stated that the discussions will focus on bilateral matters related to defense and security cooperation.

Pakistan and Iran share a warm relationship rooted in religious, linguistic, cultural, and spiritual connections. Iran was the first country to recognize Pakistan after its independence, and Pakistan was among the early nations to acknowledge the new government after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

This visit marks General Munir’s fifth foreign trip since assuming command of the Pakistan Army. It comes two months after his official visit to China, where he aimed to enhance bilateral military relations. Prior to that, he visited Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United Kingdom (UK).

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