ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has arrived in Colombo on a four day official visit to Sri Lanka.
He was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Sri Lankan Army Chief Lieutenant General A.W.J Crishanthe De Silva., High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj Gen(R) Shakeel Hussain and other senior officials.
General Raheel Sharif is making his first official visit to the island nation, on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Lieutenant General A.W.J. Crishanthe De Silva.
He is expected to meet the President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
General Sharif will also meet the top leadership of Sri Lanka’s armed forces.
The visit of Pakistan’s Army Chief will provide both sides with an opportunity to review ongoing cooperation and collaboration, and discuss ways to further broaden and deepen the relationship.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have comprehensive and mutually beneficial training collaboration for army, navy and air force. A strong bond of commitment and mutual understanding has developed between both nations. Both countries are committed to work closely in all fields to boost cooperation and to promote peace in the region.
Earlier General Raheel Sharif had cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka, following the attack on Ismaili community members in Karachi.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily