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Ambassador Haidari Meets Sri Lankan Air Force Commander Air Marshal Pathirana, Discusses Defense Cooperation


Colombo: - Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari had a productive follow-up meeting with the Sri Lankan Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana on July 15, 2021. They discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest and concern that underpin the growing Afghanistan-Sri Lanka security and defense cooperation.

Moreover, they recalled the courage and sacrifices of the Sri Lankan combat pilots during war years, who provided the critical air-support the ground forces needed to counter and later defeat terrorists.

In this light, they agreed that pilots from both sides need to meet and share mutual lessons to be learned, as ANDSF relentlessly defends Afghanistan against terrorism with regional and transnational roots.