CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS 'CHIEFS OF DEFENCE CONFERENCE' IN CANADA

Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne, the Chief of Defence Staff is attending the 20th Asia-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Canada from 4th to 6th September 2017.

During the conference Admiral Wijegunaratne had the opportunity to meet Admiral Harry B Harris, Commander US Pacific Command and Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japanese Self-Defence Forces.

They discussed matters of mutual importance during the meetings. 

The conference provides a forum for maintaining relationships with defence counterparts and understanding their points on issues of mutual interest in the Asia-Pacific region. 

This year's conference theme 'The Future Security Environment: Challenges, Complexity and Cooperation' expected to discuss a number of important areas with the participation of some of the leading experts. 

The trip is being made at the invitation of Admiral Harry B Harris, Commander US Pacific Command, and General Jonathan H Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada.

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