Army chief to fly to US for official visit

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed is scheduled to fly to the US for an official visit at the invitation of the US Army  early Saturday.

He was scheduled to leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:40am, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) release said.

Gen Shafiuddin will attend the “Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (IPACC)-2021”, jointly organised by US Indo-Pacific Command and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force. Senior leaders from 17 countries of the Indo-Pacific region will join the event.

The future of operational environment will be discussed in this year’s IPACC conference.

The Bangladesh army chief will participate in bilateral meetings with his counterparts from different countries at the conference.

The army chief’s visit is expected to further strengthen ties between the Indo-Pacific countries and the Bangladesh Army and increase possibilities for mutual cooperation.

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