Aug 10, 2016 (LBO) – Pakistan’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman called on President of Maithripala Sirisena at his official residence in Colombo on Tuesday.
Pakistan’s Air Chief said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are historically bonded in a relationship of trust, mutual respect and deep friendship.
He added that the two brotherly countries have an excellent record of defense sector cooperation. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman also briefed the President on current disturbances in Indian Held Kashmir.
Maithripala Sirisena thanked Pakistan for the continuous assistance given to Sri Lanka for training of air force personnel. He also strongly appreciated the all-out support extended by the Government of Pakistan to Sri Lanka at the international forums.
The President said that he is determined to call for regional cooperation for prevention of drugs and narcotics
smuggling as the drug menace is harming the youths of our region. He added that he would call for such cooperation at the next Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
Air Force Commander Gagana Bulathsinhala and Pakistan High Commissioner Syed Shakeel Hussain were also present on this occasion.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman is in Sri Lanka on a two day official visit on the invitation of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal G.P Bulattsinghala.