US Centcom chief felicitates COAS Asim Munir

WASHINGTON: US Centcom chief Michael Erik Kurilla felicitated Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir on assuming charge of his new responsibility.

A statement from US Centcom spokesman Col Joe Buccino said that Gen Kurilla spoke via video teleconference with new Pakistan Army Chief.

General Munir and General Kurilla have a previously established relationship from General Kurilla s time as CENTCOM Chief of Staff, he said

“General Kurilla congratulated General Munir on his new position and the two leaders discussed US-Pakistan security cooperation efforts and strengthening the bilateral relationship,” reads the statement.

Gen Munir assumed command of the Pakistan Army on November 29, replacing former COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. A change of command ceremony was held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

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