Gen Bajwa arrives in Sri Lanka on two-day official visit

'No country understands how to defeat terrorism better than Pakistan, Sri Lanka'

'No country understands how to defeat terrorism better than Pakistan, Sri Lanka'

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Sri Lanka on Tuesday for a two official visit on the invitation of his counterpart.

Bajwa, on a three-day visit, would be meeting the country's top leadership and is expected to sign several agreements to boost military-to-military relations between the two countries.

A get together of serving Pakistan Staff College and National Defense University qualified Sri Lankan army officers is being arranged during the visit to provide opportunity among alumni members of prestigious Pakistan Military institutions to interact with COAS of Pakistan Army. Chief of General Staff, Purna Chandra Thapa, will take up the responsibility of the Acting Chief of Army Staff during CoAS Cheetri's absence, according to the Directorate.

He said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are probably the only two countries which understand what it takes to defeat the menace of terrorism.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be honoured at the Army Headquarters in a Guard Turnout and a special Guard of Honor salute before he formally calls on the Commander of the Army at the Commander's office for formal exchange of views today.

During the meetings various new initiatives and ongoing projects were discussed to improve the existing defence ties between the two brotherly countries.

They also appreciated successes of Pakistan Army in ongoing War on Terror. The 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.

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