An 18 member delegation from the National Defense University (NDU) Pakistan is currently visiting Sri Lanka in a bid to enhance mutual corporation, a press statement issued by the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said.
The Delegation led by Brig Akhtar Jammil Rao, comprises senior officers from Pakistan's Armed Forces and Civil Services as well as Officers from Malaysia, Germany, Turkey and Nigeria who are undergoing National Security and War Course at NDU.
The Defense Advisor of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Colonel Sheryar Pervaiz Butt is conducting the visit for the delegation.
The 1 week visit which started on 16th April 2012 aims to gain overview of the defense, economic, domestic and foreign policies of Sri Lanka and to explore areas of mutual interest for enhancing mutual cooperation in various spheres.
During the visit the delegates interacted with a number of prominent personalities from the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and civil Institutions including Chief of Defense Staff, Acting Governor of Central Bank, Commanders of Sri Lankan Air Force and Navy and the Foreign Secretary. The delegates will also be visiting Jaffna, Trincomalee and Central Province.
The Sri Lankan Chapter of Pakistan's National Defense University Alumni Association was launched last month in Colombo during the visit of Pakistan's Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameem Wynne.
The National Defense University (NDU) is the premier institution of Pakistan, catering for the needs of senior leadership from various segments of the society, both domestic and international, in comprehending security issues and policy and strategy formulation.
Several Senior Sri Lankan Officers from armed forces have been attending courses at the National Defense University annually since 1993.