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COAS, CENTCOM chief reiterate need for boosting training interactions

ISPR says both dignitaries also discussed matters related to regional security, military training
Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir calls on US Central Command (Centcom) chief General Michael Erik during visit to Headquarters Central Command at Tampa Bay, Florida. Photo via ISPR
Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir calls on US Central Command (Centcom) chief General Michael Erik during visit to Headquarters Central Command at Tampa Bay, Florida. Photo via ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has met with US Central Command (Centcom) chief General Michael Erik Kurilla and reiterated the need for enhancing training interactions between the two sides, the military’s media wing said.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations said that matters related to shared interests, particularly cooperation in regional security matters came under discussion during his visit to Headquarters Central Command at Tampa Bay, Florida.

Both sides discussed avenues of joint training and “reiterated the need for enhancing training interactions between CENTCOM and Pakistan Army.”

COAS Munir also visited CENTCOM Joint Operations Center during the visit.

The army chief is on his maiden visit to the US where he mas met with US government and military officials including, Antony Blinken, the secretary of state, General Llyod J Austin (retd), the secretary of defence, Victoria Nuland, the deputy secretary of state, Jonathan Finer, the deputy national security adviser and General Charles Q Brown, the chairman of joint chiefs of staff.

On Monday, the State Department said that Pakistan was major non-NATO ally of United States and the country looked forward to working with the South Asian country.

“We look forward to partnering with them on regional security and defense cooperation, and that’s the – what was the substance of the meetings last —” US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller had said while responding to a query in a weekly press briefing.

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