Chief of Army Staff Gen. Asim Munir met with US Defense Secretary

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WASHINGTON: 16 Dec 202: US Defense Secretary met with Chief of Army Staff Gen. Asim Munir at the Pentagon on Wednesday, marking the start of his first official workday in Washington.

"Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III hosted Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir at the Pentagon today, where the two officials discussed recent regional security developments and potential areas for bilateral defense cooperation," the Pentagon said in a brief statement following the meeting.

After spending two days in Britain, Gen. Munir, who departed Islamabad on Sunday, arrived in the US capital on Tuesday afternoon. Since it was ostensibly a private tour, information on his engagements in the UK has not been released to the public.

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