The commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Michael “Erik” Kurilla, spoke to Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Asim Munir via teleconference.

General Asim assumed command of Pakistan Army at a change-of-command ceremony in Rawalpindi, marking an end to Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa’s six-year extended tenure as the army chief on November 29.

According to a statement issued by the US CENTCOM, General Asim and General Kurilla have a previously established relations when the latter was CENTCOM Chief of Staff.

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

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