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COAS munir, UAE President Discuss Defence Ties

COAS munir, UAE President Discuss Defence Ties:

COAS munir, UAE President Discuss Defence Ties

Dubai: Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir called on UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday. The two dignitaries held the meeting at Qasr Al Shati Palace. UAE’s state news agency WAM reports that the two sides reviewed their countries bilateral cooperation. Besides they agreed to strengthen the ties and serve the common interests of the two friendly countries.

COAS Munir is holding key meetings during his week-long official visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE. This is his maiden visit to the Arab countries since his appointment as the chief of army staff. The week long visit culminates today.

The UAE President congratulated Gen Munir on assuming the charge as Pakistan’s army chief and expressed his wishes for the new role.

The meeting was attended by UAE’s National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other core members of the UAE government.

Earlier the COAS visited KSA, where he called upon the Crown rince Mohammad Bin Salman. The meeting reviewed bilateral relations and the ways of enhancing them, in addition to a number of issues of common concern, Saudi news agency SPA reported.

Gen Munir had also met Saudi Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman last week and discussed with him the matters of mutual interest.

The two leaders had talked about military and defence cooperation, and ways to support and enhance them, along with important regional and international issues of common interest.

The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement that the COAS will be meeting the senior leadership of Saudi Arabia and UAE countries to “discuss matters of mutual interest, military-to-military cooperation, and bilateral relations focusing on security-related subjects”.

Zahra Sikandar
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