Army chief leaves for China to attend 19th Asian Games
Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed left Dhaka last morning to attend the 19th Asian Games in China and the Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs' Conclave (IPACC) conference in India.
He will observe various games and sports events, including the inauguration of the 19th Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China, on September 23 as the president of the Bangladesh Olympic Association, according to an ISPR press release.
There, the army chief will exchange views with the presidents and secretaries general of the national Olympic associations of different countries.
At the invitation of the Indian army chief, General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed will also attend the Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs' Conclave (IPACC) to be held in New Delhi from September 25-27.
The objective of the conference is to create an atmosphere of mutual trust, develop professional relations, and strengthen regional security arrangements by improving relations between the ground forces of friendly countries.
At the same time, the army chief-level military officers of different countries will participate in a mutual meeting and discuss working together to strengthen training cooperation among themselves.
After the visit, the Army chief is scheduled to return to Bangladesh on September 28.