Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir embarked on a two-day official visit to Uzbekistan, aiming to bolster military cooperation and defense collaboration, as disclosed by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). During his visit, Gen Munir met with prominent Uzbek figures including President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the defense minister, further expanding upon discussions regarding mutual training cooperation and intelligence sharing.
Gen Munir commended the preparedness and understanding of regional security issues by the Uzbekistan military forces. The welcoming ceremony held at the Ministry of Defense saw a guard of honour presented to Gen Munir, followed by a visit to the martyr’s memorial complex in Tashkent where he paid his respects.
Previous Engagements and Future Prospects: Pakistan-Iran Relations
In a previous diplomatic engagement in July, Gen Munir visited Tehran to discuss pressing security concerns surrounding the border areas. Throughout the successful two-day visit, detailed discussions were held with Iranian military leadership including Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri. A mutual agreement to tackle terrorism, perceived as a shared threat to both nations and the wider region, was reached.
During this visit, meetings were also held with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahain, where the focus shifted to the significant role of Pakistan-Iran bilateral relations in maintaining regional peace and stability. Plans to eradicate border terrorism through strengthened intelligence sharing and concerted actions against terrorist networks were outlined, setting the stage for enhanced security cooperation in the foreseeable future.