COAS Visits Sri Lanka
Discussion to Deepen Defence Ties Held
COAS was on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka from January 16-17,2018 on invitation from his counterpart. COAS held meetings with the Sri Lankan military leadership including the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chiefs of all three services. COAS was given guard of honour in all three services headquarters. COAS also visited the Command and Staff College Sri Lanka and interacted with the faculty and staff. Sri Lankan leadership expressed their gratitude and appreciation for Pakistan's unequivocal moral and material support during Sri Lanka's successful war on terror. They also appreciated successes of Pakistan Army in the ongoing war on terror. COAS highlighted that having cleared troubled areas from terrorists of all hues and colours, Pakistan is now going after their disorganised residual presence under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. He said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are probably the only two countries which understand what it takes to defeat the menace of terrorism.
During the meetings various new initiatives and ongoing projects were discussed to improve the existing defence ties between the two brotherly countries.