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Pakistan Army Chief arrives in Sri Lanka

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake receiving Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Sri Lanka Monday (15) evening at the invitation of his Sri Lanka’s counterpart, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

During his three-day long stay, General Qamar Javed Bajwa expects to pay courtesy calls on

President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces; Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the State Minister of Defence, the Secretary to Ministry of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff, Commanders of the Navy and Air Force as parts of his itinerary in Sri Lanka.

His delegation comprises the spouse of General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Ayesha Amjad Begum; Brigadier Iftikar Hassan Chauhadary; Personal Secretary to COAS, Nazia Iftikhar, Begum of PA (C) to COAS, Lieutenant Colonel Asif Hashmat, and Captain Kashan Saeeed.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and Chandrika Senanayke, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit, received the visiting Pakistan Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Ayesha Amjad, Begum of COAS respectively, along with Pakistan’s delegation to a red carpet welcome at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be honoured at the Army Headquarters in a Guard Turnout and a special Guard of Honour salute before he formally calls on the Commander of the Army at the Commander’s office for formal exchange of views on Tuesday (16). The Army Seva Vanitha Unit has organised a separate reception to Ayesha Amjad during her stay in Sri Lanka.