COAS meets civil-military leadership during Germany visit

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Gen Munir also witnesses a demonstration on urban warfare and inspected different training facilities, says ISPR

General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), is currently on an official visit to Germany, according to a statement issued on Thursday by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing.

During his visit, General Munir was welcomed by General Carsten Breuer, Chief of Defence, at the Federal Ministry of Defence, where an Honour Guard ceremony by the German Armed Forces was held in his honour.

The army chief also held discussions with Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, Chief of the German Army, and toured the Army Combat Training Centre in Gardelegen. Here, he was briefed on the centre’s various facets and observed the training being conducted for both the German Army and international contingents.

The visit included high-level meetings with key civilian officials.

General Munir met Mr Jens Plötner, Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, Mr Tobias Linder, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Mr Nils Hilmer, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. Discussions focused on matters of mutual interest, according to the statement.

“The German leadership acknowledged Pakistan Army’s role in the fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region,” the ISPR statement noted.

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

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