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Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir Holds Diplomatic and Military Meetings in Germany

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (May 24, 2024) – Pakistan Army’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir, embarked on an official visit to Germany, where he engaged in discussions with senior civilian and military leaders.

Meetings with Military Officials

General Munir’s itinerary included a meeting with General Carsten Breuer, Germany’s Chief of Defense. The meeting took place at the Federal Ministry of Defense, where the COAS was accorded an honor guard by a contingent of the German Armed Forces.

He also met with Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, the Chief of the German Army. The two military leaders visited the Army Combat Training Centre in Gardelegen, where they were briefed on the training programs offered to German Army personnel and international contingents.

Discussions with Civilian Leadership

During his visit, General Munir held meetings with German political figures, including Jens Plötner, the Federal Chancellor’s Foreign Policy and Security Advisor; Tobias Linder, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; and Nils Hilmer, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defense.

The discussions focused on matters of mutual interest, including Pakistan’s efforts in combating terrorism and its role in maintaining regional stability.

Visit to German Armed Forces Command and Staff College

General Munir is scheduled to visit the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg. There, he will deliver an address to students from various countries on Pakistan’s regional and international security perspective, highlighting the contributions of the Pakistan Armed Forces in United Nations missions.

Recognition of Pakistan Army’s Role

During the meetings, German officials acknowledged Pakistan Army’s accomplishments in the fight against terrorism and its commitment to regional peace and stability.

Subsequent Meetings and Agenda

General Munir’s official visit to Germany will continue, with additional meetings and engagements planned. These are expected to further strengthen the diplomatic and military ties between the two countries.