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Press Release | May 9, 2024

USCENTCOM Commander Visits Pakistan


May 9, 2024
Release Number 20240509-01

TAMPA, Fla. – Between May 7 and 9, Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla, commander of United States Central Command, visited Pakistan where he met with Gen. Syed Asim Munir, Chief of the Army Staff and other Pakistan Armed Forces senior leaders. Their discussions focused on counter terrorism efforts and the enduring military-to-military partnership between Pakistani and US armed forces.

The leaders also discussed the success of the recent Inspired Union 2024 naval exercise, future opportunities, and the shared role in solving security challenges in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.

While in the country, Gen. Kurilla traveled to several locations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, bordering Afghanistan. There, he met with the leadership of Pakistan's 11th Corps, Frontier Corps, and 7th Division to discuss the counterterrorism operations along the border.

“The capability, competence, and professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces are extraordinary,” said Gen. Kurilla. “I look forward to continuing to strengthen our seven decades plus military-to-miliary partnership.”