Chief of Bangladesh Army General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed left Dhaka on Sunday for the United States on an official visit at the invitation of the US Army.
During his visit, the army chief will participate in The Land Forces Pacific (LANPAC) Conference to be held in Hawaii State from May 16-18, says a media release of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR).
The aim of the conference is to create an environment of mutual trust, develop professional relations and strengthen regional security arrangements by improving relations between land forces in the Indo-Pacific region.
In addition to participating in the conference, the army chief will participate in bilateral meetings with army chiefs and other high-ranking military officials from different countries and discuss various issues of mutual cooperation.
After the conference, the Chief of Army Staff is expected to depart from Hawaii on May 18 afternoon (Bangladesh time: May 19 morning) and reach Bangladesh on May 21.