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ISLAMABAD: General Syed Asim Munir, COAS — who is on an official visit to the US — discussed matters of bilateral interests, global and regional security issues and ongoing conflicts in meetings with key US government and military officials.

According to the military’s media wing, COAS Gen Munir called on key US government and military officials during his ongoing visit to the US including, Antony J Blinken, Secretary of State, General Lloyd J Austin (retired), Secretary of Defence, Victoria Nuland, Deputy Secretary of State, Jonathan Finer, Deputy National Security Adviser, and General Charles Q Brown, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Both sides agreed to continue engagement for exploring potential avenues of bilateral collaboration in pursuit of shared interests.

COAS leaves for US

During the meetings with defence officials, counterterrorism cooperation and defence collaboration were identified as core areas of cooperation. Both sides reiterated the intent to increase interaction and explore ways to expand the scope of mutually beneficial engagements.

The COAS underscored the importance of understanding each other’s perspectives on regional security issues and developments affecting strategic stability in South Asia. In this context, the COAS especially highlighted the importance of resolving the Kashmir Issue in accordance with international law and relevant UNSC resolutions.

The COAS also interacted with the Pakistani overseas community. In a reception hosted by the Embassy of Pakistan, the COAS met members of the Pakistani community.

The COAS appreciated the positive role being played by the Pakistani overseas community towards the country’s progress and development.

During interaction, topics of varying dimensions were discussed and COAS appreciated the efforts of Pakistani diaspora. He also welcomed and encouraged the diaspora to invest through SIFC which is already yielding success in various dimensions.

The COAS also highlighted that the US is the largest export market for Pakistan constituting 21.5 percent of our total exports and dispelled rumours about special screening, denial of visas and detentions.

The army chief said Pakistani diaspora anywhere around the world is held in high regard as they are ambassadors of Pakistan and contribute significantly to Pakistan in varying domains.

Members of the Pakistani community expressed their pride in the role and contributions of the Pakistan Army towards the well-being of Pakistan.

The COAS extended good wishes to the complete Pakistani community in their efforts. He also met Tanweer Ahmed who graciously had donated $9 million for NUST in the field of IT development in Pakistan. The COAS appreciated him and said Pakistan is proud of heroes like him.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023


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Abdul Rehman Dec 16, 2023 09:45am
The Chief praised the contribution of Pakistani diaspora in sustaining Pakistan's economy but he is not willing to give them the right to vote.
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MH Dec 16, 2023 10:00am
Finally, they learnt it is the USA not China.
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In terms of value of exports of Pakistan to USA, it is nothing, insignificant. Look at the value of exports of India to USA .
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Aam Aadmi Dec 16, 2023 10:52am
The COAS did not disclose all that the US authorities may have told him (and Pakistan) to do. Only 'all is well'.
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Hilarious Dec 16, 2023 11:01am
“Members of the Pakistani community expressed their pride in the role and contributions of the Pakistan Army towards the well-being of Pakistan.” Must have been the same community that loots and plunders Pakistan and then has settled there. In reality the general consensus is quite the opposite. I find it hilarious no one had the cojones to ask what that “well being” exactly was.
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DocAsad Dec 16, 2023 11:49am
What mandate he has to talk about economy and trade. He just went there to take the master's blessing.
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Anonymous Dec 16, 2023 12:21pm
No words for Palestine. "Ye musalman hain jinhe dekh kr sharmae yahood"
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Jawad ur Rehman Dec 16, 2023 12:38pm
Pakistan Textile Industry must concentrate more towards European Markets than USA, mainly because USA buyer is price concious whereas European buyer is fashion concious. We get better value of our textile products from European buyers, we add more value in our product. We get better margins and incremental export ratio/unit.
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musbahalfarah Dec 16, 2023 03:05pm
What an army chief has to do with discussing bilateral relations with the US government? Never heard of any Indian army chief visiting the USA with such agenda.
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Yousuf Dec 16, 2023 04:47pm
@Jawad ur Rehman I agree but USA is a very big market and u can see China, India, Germany, South Korea biz are not fool enough….. USA is Avery big competitive market.
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Sajid Dec 17, 2023 02:12am
In which capacity he went there to talk issues not related to him. And did he miss the issue of Palestinian Victims. No he can't which he should.
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Hamid Dec 17, 2023 08:03pm
Property dealers our general of army
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Hamid Dec 17, 2023 08:04pm
Property dealers our general of army
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Adam khan Dec 17, 2023 10:18pm
Pakistan chief working with kaffir zionist
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Adam khan Dec 17, 2023 10:20pm
They are working with you now pakistan when the time comes they will attack pakistan just like all the other countries
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Xaplin Dec 17, 2023 11:01pm
As usual peanuts for the pups!
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Sharaf Khab Dec 18, 2023 02:00am
Coas is not being truthful when he says that the Pakistan diaspora is well respected abroad. Either he is ill informed or blatantly lying. Also that Pakistan community expressed pride in what Pak army is doing. Absolute lies army has become a hated setup because of the wheeling dealing and blatant interference in political affairs. Cohesive attitude towards the week judiciary and grave oppression against the most popular leader Imran Khan and his parti PTI. Like in 1971 a lot of lies are being fed to the media about the democratic process.
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Usman Dec 18, 2023 02:19am
@Abdul Rehman, they don't deserve it as they don't know the real issues.we are based in Dubai and we will view things as per the country we reside in.For me Pakistan is cheap but for those residing in Pakistan and earning there.its hell now.we will never be able to understand the problems of those living in Pakistan if we reside abroad.
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Yousuf Dec 18, 2023 03:05am
Can someone explain Pakistani establishment/ economist that if dollar trades below 300 Rupees will hurt the exports cuz our cost of production is too high and cannot compete with other export oriented countries. Devaluation will give some better returns and competitive advantage slightly offset by some additional production cost. Devalue it before it’s hurt further.
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Xaplin Dec 20, 2023 02:11pm
Members of the Pakistani community expressed their pride in the role and contributions of the Pakistan Army towards the well-being of Pakistan. The reality is quite contrary to the statement!
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