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Pakistan Army chief in Sri Lanka on goodwill visit

During his stay, Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will boost military-to-military relations and meet Sri Lanka’s top leadership.

world Updated: Jan 16, 2018 14:50 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Colombo
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File photo of Qamar Javed Bajwa during the handover ceremony in Rawalpindi in November 2016. (ISPR handout via Reuters)

Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit to boost military-to-military relations and meet the country’s top leadership.

Bajwa arrived in Colombo on Monday at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

He is expected to pay courtesy calls on President Maithripala Sirisena, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, State Minister of Defence, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff and Commanders of the Navy and Air Force, the Army said.

During his stay in Sri Lanka, General Bajwa will hold discussions on matters of professional interests with his counterpart Senanayake, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 14:50 IST