Russian FM, army chief discuss regional security, Afghan peace | The Express Tribune

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed matters of mutual interest including enhanced defence and security cooperation, regional security particularly Afghan Peace Process, ISPR said.

During the meeting at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s achievements in war against terrorism and contributions for regional peace and stability especially Pakistan’s sincere efforts in the Afghan Peace Process.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Foreign Minister Lavrov said Pak-Russia relations are on a positive trajectory and will continue to develop in multiple domains.

The army chief apprised the visiting dignitary that Pakistan values its relations with Russia and reciprocates the desire for enhanced bilateral military cooperation. 

“Pakistan welcomes all initiatives which can bring peace and stability in Afghanistan as the whole region will benefit from it,” the COAS was quoted by the military’s media wing as saying.

“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,” he maintained.

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