*AIR CHIEF CALLS ON SECRETARY OF DEFENCE AND STATE MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY OF SRI LANKA*
06 March, 2021: Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, called on Secretary of Defence and State Minister of National Security and Disaster Management, General G.D.H. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence. During the meeting, various matters of mutual interest came under discussion.
General Gunaratne (Retd) said that both the countries enjoy commonality of views on various regional and international issues. He also expressed his gratitude to Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan for attending the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of SLAF. He added that Air Chief’s visit was the manifestation of the strong bond between the Armed Forces of both the countries, especially the two Air Forces.
The Air Chief lauded the efforts of Sri Lankan Armed Forces in their fight against terrorism. The Air Chief also expressed solidarity of Pakistani Nation with Sri Lanka and assured of Pakistan’s support and cooperation. He also expressed his gratitude for hospitality extended to him during the visit.
Both the leaders agreed to further enhance bilateral cooperation especially in training and professional enhancement programs.
The Air Chief also attended a banquet dinner as guest of honour. The dinner was hosted by Commander Sri Lanka Air Force, which was also attended by the President and Services Chiefs of Sri Lanka along with high ranking officers of Sri Lanka Air Force.