Russian FM meets Pakistan Army Chief, lauds Pakistan’s efforts for peace


RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Pakistan army’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including enhanced defence and security cooperation, regional security, particularly the Afghan peace process were discussed, as per the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s achievements in the war against terrorism and contributions for regional peace and stability especially Pakistan’s sincere efforts in the Afghan Peace Process.

The Russian foreign minister expressed that Pak-Russia relations are on a positive trajectory and will continue to develop in multiple domains.

The COAS said that Pakistan values its relations with Russia and reciprocates the desire for enhanced bilateral military cooperation.

The Army Chief emphasized that Pakistan welcomes all initiatives which can bring peace and stability in Afghanistan as the whole region will benefit from it.

General Bajwa said that we have no hostile designs towards any Country and will keep on working towards a cooperative regional framework based on sovereign equality and mutual progress.

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