ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday on a four-day official visit on Friday.
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.
During his stay in Sri Lanka, 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.