Nepal, Sri Lanka discuss working together during natural disasters

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Nepal Army, General Rajendra Chhetri, who is on a goodwill visit, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official Residence in Colombo, this morning.

During this meeting views were exchanged on reinforcement of cooperation between the two armies in for the task of nation building, methods of quick responses during natural disasters and bilateral relations between the two countries in military training.

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Nepal Army thanked the President for the generous support received from Sri Lanka when Nepal faced natural disasters and also praised the assistance given by the Sri Lanka Army and extended the gratitude of the Government of Nepal to the Government of Sri Lanka for providing its fullest support.

The President recalled the historic religious, social and cultural relationship between Nepal and Sri Lanka and mentioned the commitment to further improve these ties, the President’s office said.

President Sirisena also noted the importance of increasing exchange of technical knowledge and training facilities between Sri Lanka and Nepal armies and added that cooperation in facing natural disasters must be extended to the prevention of illegal drug smuggling as well. (Colombo Gazette)