Aug 26, Colombo: The Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka Wednesday (August 27) for a three-day visit on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.
During his stay, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt will call on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and meet top military leadership of the country including Secretary Defense, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the chiefs of security forces.
Air Chief Marshal Butt will also hold discussions on matters of professional interests with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Air Marshal Gunatilleke.
The visit of Pakistan's Air Chief underscores the historic ties and friendly cooperation between the two countries, the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo said in a release.
The visit will provide both sides an opportunity to review ongoing cooperation and collaboration, and to discuss ways to further broaden and deepen this relationship.