Lankan army chief hails Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace

General Shavendra Silva meets COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today, says ISPR

News Desk March 19, 2021
Sri Lankan army chief meets COAS Gen Qamar at GHQ. SCREENGRAB

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Commander Sri Lankan Army General Shavendra Silva called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Friday, a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The military's media wing said that matters of mutual interest, regional security issues with particular reference to enhanced military cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

"The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially in the Afghan peace process and pledged to further enhance bilateral relations between both countries," the statement added.


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Earlier on arrival at GHQ, visiting dignitary laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of the Pakistan Army presented the Guard of Honour to the visiting dignitary.

Earlier this month, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces Major General Saeed Hassen Mohammad Al-Khayareen called on General Qamar at GHQ.

During the meeting, matters of mutual and professional interest, regional security situation including the Afghan peace process and enhanced bilateral defence and security cooperation were discussed.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts for regional peace and reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar share brotherly relations which over a period of time are transforming into mutually beneficial ties.

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British High Commissioner Christian Turner also called on COAS Gen Bajwa earlier and discussed the Afghan peace process among other matters of mutual interest.

The military's media wing said that the meeting took place at GHQ in Rawalpindi in which the overall regional security situation also came under discussion.


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