Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrives in Sri Lanka

Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Sri Lanka this evening at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, the Army media unit said.

During his three-day long stay, General Qamar Javed Bajwa is expected to pay courtesy calls on President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Prime Minister, State Minister of Defence, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff and Commanders of the Navy and Air Force.

His delegation is comprised of his spouse, Mrs Ayesha Amjad Begum. Brigadier Iftikar Hassan Chauhadary, Personal Secretary to COAS, Mrs 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 Mrs Chandrika Senanayke, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit received the visiting Pakistan Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Mrs Ayesha Amjad, Begum of COAS respectively, along with Pakistan’s delegation at the 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 tomorrow (Tuesday). The Army Seva Vanitha Unit has meanwhile organized a separate reception for Mrs Ayesha Amjad during her stay in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)