Sri Lankan army chief visits Pakistan

Sri Lankan Army Chief General Savendra Salwa visited Pakistan and met with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javad Bajwa and President Arif Alvi, reported Dawn

Mar 20, 2021
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Sri Lankan Army Chief General Savendra Salwa visited Pakistan and met with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javad Bajwa and President Arif Alvi, reported Dawn. The visit came a month after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan undertook his first two-day official visit to Sri Lanka last month. Pakistan had also extended a $50 million defense credit line to Sri Lanka during that visit. 

During his visit, President Alvi invited the people of Sri Lanka to take tours of the Buddhist heritage sites in Pakistan in order to promote the country’s tourism. Pakistan, he claimed, valued its relationship with Sri Lanka. 

He also underlined the need for enhancing economic, cultural, and defense ties between the two countries. During the meeting, Alvi also raised the issue of Kashmir with Gen Silwa. 

“The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially in the Afghan peace process, and pledged to further enhance bilateral relations between both countries,” a release by the Pakistan army media wing (ISPR) reads. 

During his meeting, the two leaders discussed matters of mutual interests, regional security issues, and ways to enhance military cooperation. Gen Salwa was also called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday. 

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