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Army seeks more Pakistan training

2013 Jun 29

The Sri Lanka army has sought more training opportunities for Sri Lankan officers in Pakistan, in addition to ongoing training programs, the Sri Lanka army media unit said.

This was discussed when the Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met his Sri Lankan counterpart, General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Army Headquarters today.

Discussions between both Army Chiefs at General Jagath Jayasuriya’s office centered largely on military matters of mutual and training interest and possibilities for further enhancing bonds of goodwill and cooperation.

Participation in Sri Lanka Army’s Defence Seminar, higher education programmes in the two countries and Sri Lanka’s military exercise ‘cormorant’, etc were among other matters that were discussed.

The discussions also focused on possibilities of broadening bilateral understanding and goodwill among officers of both organizations further.

Towards the end of the interaction, General Jayasuriya presented a special memento as a symbol of goodwill to General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. He symbolically placed his signature on the VIP book at Commander’s office as another indelible gesture. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reciprocated and offered his sincere thanks to the Sri Lankan counterpart for the invitation.

After the Commander’s meeting, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the AHQ board room listened to a briefing, presented by senior officers of the Army before he left the Army Headquarters to attend the remainder of the day’s itinerary.  (Colombo Gazette)

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