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Army chief condoles Iranian CGS on demise of President Raisi

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Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir reached out to Major General Mohammad Bagheri, the Chief of General Staff (CGS) of Iranian Armed Forces, to express his heartfelt condolences over the tragic helicopter crash that resulted in the untimely demise of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian, and other officials on May 19. The COAS emphasized the exceptional leadership and friendship of the late President and Foreign Minister, describing their loss as truly tragic and irreparable.

General Asim Munir conveyed prayers and well wishes from all ranks of the Pakistan Army to the families of the deceased. He underlined the deep-rooted historic, cultural, and brotherly connections between Pakistan and Iran, emphasizing the longstanding unity and cooperation between the armed forces of the two nations. The COAS’s sentiments were shared through a call to Major General Bagheri, as reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

In response, General Bagheri expressed gratitude for the COAS’s support and pledged to uphold and strengthen the cooperation between the armed forces of Pakistan and Iran. This exchange of condolences and commitment to continued collaboration underscores the enduring bond and mutual respect between the two countries.

The outreach from General Asim Munir to Major General Bagheri reflects the deep sense of fraternity and solidarity between Pakistan and Iran during this period of mourning and serves as a testament to the enduring alliance between their armed forces.

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