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Hadari, Wijewardene Discuss Defense Cooperation During Meeting

Hadari, Wijewardene Discuss  Defense Cooperation During Meeting

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ashraf Haidari on Wednesday called on Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense and Minister of Mass Media Ruwan Wijewardene to discuss the signing of a bilateral defence Cooperation MOU in the near future.
The MOU to be signed by Afghanistan and Sri Lanka is based on the early meetings of the Ambassador with the civilian and military leadership of Sri Lanka on the many opportunities for bilateral security and defense cooperation, in light of the growing threats of terrorism, extremism and drug-trafficking, which transcend national borders. These same threats constitute maritime security challenges that confront and concern Sri Lanka and others in the Indian Ocean region.
Ambassador Haidari also highlighted the importance of learning lessons from Sri Lanka's reintegration of its former combatants, following their defeat of terrorism in 2009. Also, bilateral training opportunities for the armed forces of the two countries were discussed, including participation of Afghan officers in the Defense Services Command and Staff College of Sri Lanka. (Pajhwok)