Pakistan’s Army Chief to visit Russia next month: Foreign Office


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa would visit Russia next month, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

In his weekly media briefing in Islamabad, the Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said the COAS was expected to visit Russia during the first week of October.

The Spokesman said during his visit, the Army Chief would hold bilateral meetings with the Russian leadership to further enhance bilateral defense cooperation.

Zakaria said the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan also visited Afghanistan where he met his Afghan and US counterpart, and discussed the regional issues regarding to terrorism and border management and to increase cooperation of military level in the border area.

Furthermore, the Spokesperson said that India’s involvement in Pakistan’s internal affairs and in spreading of regional terrorism was now evident.

The Foreign Office Spokesman said Pakistan truly believed that India needed to assess its own attitude instead of leveling false allegations on its neighbouring Countries.

Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan was a tolerant and democratic society with free judiciary and believed in taking concrete measures for protecting its citizens.

“India’s malicious campaign against Pakistan involving Baluchistan is highly condemnable”, he said.

The Spokesman said India’s agenda in Balochistan had also been exposed after confessional statements by captured Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav regarding India’s damaging role in Balochistan.

Zakaria said Indian position on its minorities, regional affairs and its relations with neighbouring Countries reflected that it has no respect for international law and human rights.

In reply to a question, Zakaria said Pakistan was disappointed over the recent joint statement by India and Japan regarding terrorism.

“Japan’s endorsement of India’s point of view is highly regrettable”, he added.

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