Pakistan-Sri Lanka ties based on mutual trust: Air Chief

Islamabad—Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said Pakistan and Sri Lanka are historically bonded in a relationship of trust, mutual respect and deep friendship which is reflected in the strong multifaceted relationship between the two countries.
He said the two brotherly countries had an excellent record of defence sector cooperation. He was talking to President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena during a call-on at the latter’s official residence in Colombo on Tuesday, said a message of Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka.
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.
During the meeting, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman conveyed to President Maithripala Sirisena, as well as Government and people of Sri Lanka, the best wishes and warm regards from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The Air Chief Marshal also appreciated the efforts of the Sri Lankan government in defeating the menace of terrorism from its soil and reiterated Pakistan’s continuous and unflinching support to Sri Lanka at all forums.
The Air Chief also briefed President Sirisena on the current situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). The Sri Lankan President thanked Pakistan for the continuous assistance given to Sri Lanka for training of air force personnel.—APP

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