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Pakistan Army Chief Asim Munir visits Azerbaijan to strengthen defence ties

Officials emphasized on enhancing ties in fields of defense and training

09:19 AM | 2 Nov, 2023
Pakistan Army Chief Asim Munir visits Azerbaijan to strengthen defence ties
Source: ISPR

ISLAMABAD/BAKU – Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir visited Azerbaijan where he interacted with top civil-military leadership, the army’s media wing said.

The Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) said COAS Asim Munir visited Central Asian nation on an official visit to boost defense ties between the friendly nations.

Gen Asim’s visit to the Western Asian nation aimed at enhancing military-to-military cooperation and defense collaboration and he called on Azerbaijan's top officials including President Ilham Aliyev, the country’s defense minister, first deputy minister, Azerbaijan Army’s chief of general staff and the commander of the Azerbaijan Air Force, the handout said.

The top officials shared views on bolstering ties in the fields of defense and training, ISPR said.

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Azeri President, and military leadership acknowledged Pakistan’s continued support and vowed to enhance mutual cooperation between the two states and their Armed Forces to a new level.

Islamabad and Baku shared close ties, and cooperation between two sides are testament to the deepening of this alliance. Both sides engaged in high-level military exchanges and dialogues. These interactions often involved discussions on defense cooperation, military training, and the exchange of experiences.

Pakistan and Azerbaijan signed defense agreements aimed at fostering military cooperation, joint exercises, and information sharing. These agreements may have included provisions for collaboration in areas such as defense industry, training, and equipment procurement.

Azerbaijan remained a buyer of Pakistani defense equipment, including small arms, armored vehicles, and other military hardware, and both sides shared concerns about terrorism and extremism and had shown an interest in cooperating in counterterrorism efforts, including intelligence sharing and joint operations.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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