During his visit in the Maldives, the chief of naval staff will pay a courtesy call on major general Abdulla Shamaal, chief of the country's national defense force, and Mariya Didi, defence minister.

The navy chief will also visit Bangladesh High Commission in Maldives tomorrow, added the release.

During her stay in Sri Lanka, the naval chief of staff will meet Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, secretary general of defense ministry GDH Kamal Gunaratne, and vice chief admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.