Pakistan welcomes all initiatives for Afghan peace: COAS

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister of Russia Mr Sergey Lavrov called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday. 

“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including enhanced defence and security cooperation, regional security, particularly Afghan peace process were discussed, says a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate following the meeting.

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

Pak-Russia relations are on a positive trajectory

On this occasion, COAS said 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,” COAS emphasised. “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,” COAS concluded.

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