Foreign Minister of Russia Calls on COAS

Discusses Bilateral Military Cooperation, Acknowledges Contribution to Afghan Peace Process 

Foreign Minister of Russia, His Excellency Mr. Sergey Lavrov, called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on April 7, 2021. 

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including enhanced defence and security cooperation, regional security, particularly Afghan peace process were discussed.
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. He expressed that Pak-Russia relations are on a positive trajectory and will continue to develop in multiple domains.
COAS said, “Pakistan values its relations with Russia and reciprocates the desire for enhanced bilateral military cooperation.” He further emphasized, “Pakistan welcomes all initiatives which can bring peace and stability in Afghanistan as the whole region will benefit from it. 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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