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WORLD NEWS | Committed to working with Pakistani leadership: US appoints new Army Chief of Staff Asim Munir

WORLD NEWS | Committed to working with Pakistani leadership: US appoints new Army Chief of Staff Asim Munir


Islamabad [Pakistan]Nov 25 (ANI): The United States on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to work with Pakistan’s elected leaders and its military leadership after Lieutenant General Asim Munir was appointed as Pakistan’s next army chief.

The U.S. embassy in Islamabad tweeted: “The U.S. delegation congratulates newly appointed Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Asim Munir and new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Sahir Shamshad Mir Lieutenant general.”

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“We are committed to working with Pakistan’s elected leaders, military leaders, and various civil society partners to advance mutual interests in trade and investment, health security, climate change, inclusive governance, and regional security,” it added.

Lieutenant General Asim Munir was appointed as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Thursday, ending weeks of intense speculation and political fighting in the country. He will succeed General Kamal Javed Bajwa who is retiring after a three-year contract extension.

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“Pakistan Prime Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif has decided to use his constitutional mandate to appoint Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Saeed Asim Munir Lieutenant General Army Chief of Staff,” Pakistan’s Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said in a tweet.

Subsequently, Pakistani President Arif Alvi signed the summary and approved the appointment of Lieutenant General Munir as the next COAS. Alvi also signed the summary of Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCSC).

Late on Friday, Shehbaz Sharif’s government issued a formal notice to appoint General Munir as the next army chief of staff and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCSC). (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)





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