Newly appointed Bangladesh DA calls on Defence Secretary
Posted on December 20th, 2023

Ministry of Defence  – Media Centre

The newly appointed Bangladesh Defence Advisor (DA), Commodore M Moniruzzaman paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, today (Dec 20).

During the interaction, the Defence Secretary conveyed his warm wishes to Cmde. Moniruzzaman on his new appointment and expressed eagerness to foster a closer bilateral relationship and defence cooperation with Bangladesh.  Discussions also centred on enhancing collaboration in areas of mutual interest, including military training, exchange and security initiatives.

The Defence Secretary also recalled the historical alliance between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and highlighted the shared commitment to regional stability and security. They both emphasized the importance of sustained dialogue and exchange programs to further fortify defence capabilities and promote peace in the region.

The meeting concluded with the sharing of souvenirs to mark the occasion. Military Liaison Officer of the Ministry of Defence Maj. Gen. Dhammika Welagedara was also present at the occasion.

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