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Army Chief Asim Munir departs on his first official visit to America

10 December, 2023 19:58

Chief of the Army Staff General Asim Munir on Sunday left for his first official visit to the United States, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

In a brief statement, the military’s media wing said the army chief is scheduled to meet senior American military and government officials in the US.

 

 

Last week , three top US officials arrived in Pakistan for four-day trip from Monday (Dec 4 – 7) amid deteriorating ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch interpreted these US envoys visits as : “Pakistan and the United States continue to hold consultations on a range of issues. To advance these consultations, exchange of visits also takes place,”.

Read also : Three top US officials are arriving in Pakistan

The US special representative on Afghanistan Thomas West wrote from his official account on X, formerly Twitter, We are also grateful for close communication with Islamabad re: refugee protection issues, including collaboration with IOs and humane and dignified treatment.

The American envoy conveyed Washington’s resolve to “stand with Pakistan” in its fight against terrorism and the challenges posed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

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