US Centcom chief meets COAS Asim Munir at GHQ

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI: US CENTCOM Commander Gen Michael “Erik” Kurilla called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir at the General Headquarters (GHQ), military’s media wing said on Thursday.


The ISPR, in a statement, said Gen Kurilla acknowledged Pakistan’s achievements in the fight against terrorism, flood relief and contributions for regional peace.


The visiting dignitary laid a floral wreath at Martyrs’ Monument in honour of the Martyrs of Pakistan whereas a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented a guard of honour to the visiting dignitary.


Later, Commander CENTCOM called on COAS followed by a delegation-level meeting where matters of mutual interest, regional stability and security situation, defence and security cooperation particularly military-to-military ties were discussed during the meeting.


The delegation will also visit Torkham today (Thursday). He will be apprised of counter-terrorism and border management mechanisms in place along Pakistan-Afghanistan Border.


Last month, the US Centcom chief felicitated Gen Asim on assuming charge as the Pakistan Army Chief. Both top military officials have a previously established relationship from General Kurilla’s time as CENTCOM Chief of Staff. The two leaders also discussed US-Pakistan security cooperation efforts and strengthening the bilateral relationship.


Gen Munir assumed command of the Pakistan Army on November 29, replacing former COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.