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The COAS conveyed Pakistan’s goal to become a hub for connectivity and development.

In talks with US think tanks, the COAS conveyed Pakistan's goal to become a hub for connectivity and development.

COAS General Asim Munir engaged in discussions with US think tanks, expressing Pakistan’s desire to organically develop into a connectivity hub and explicitly rejecting bloc politics, as stated by the military’s media affairs wing on Wednesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief had an open and authentic dialogue with members of influential US think tanks and media, warmly received by the Ambassador of Pakistan to the US.

In the course of these conversations, General Munir conveyed Pakistan’s perspective on regional security, the challenge of transnational terrorism, and the vital importance of maintaining strategic stability in South Asia.

The ISPR reported, “The COAS emphasized that Pakistan, with geopolitical and geoeconomic significance, aims to evolve into a hub of connectivity and a gateway to Central Asia and beyond.” Notably, he underscored Pakistan’s commitment to avoiding bloc politics and emphasized the importance of maintaining balanced relationships with all friendly nations.

General Munir highlighted the nation’s aspiration to enhance bilateral engagement with the US through a sustainable and multi-faceted partnership, reflecting positively on his interactions with political and military leaders during the visit.

Additionally, he reaffirmed Pakistan’s historical role in countering transnational terrorism, emphasizing the nation’s steadfast dedication to regional stability and global peace. The COAS expressed determination to continue the fight against terrorism, aligning with the aspirations of the Pakistani people.

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Turning attention to the Kashmir issue, General Munir stressed the need for resolution in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and United Nations resolutions, emphasizing the internationally recognized nature of the dispute.

Furthermore, the army chief brought attention to urgent humanitarian concerns, advocating for an end to suffering in Gaza, provision of humanitarian assistance, and the implementation of the two-state resolution.

General Munir’s recent official visit to the US included meetings with key government officials, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense General Llyod J. Austin. Beyond official diplomatic engagements, he fostered connections with the Pakistani diaspora during a community dinner hosted by the Pakistan embassy in the US.