Mr Zamir Kabulov, the Russian Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and the regional security situation; particularly developments in the Afghan peace process, were discussed. Pakistan’s COAS said that peace in both countries is in greater interest of the region. The visiting dignitary appreciated the positive role being played by Pakistan for the Afghan peace process and stated that Pakistan-Russia relations will continue to prosper manifolds. Both sides reiterated the commitment to enhance bilateral relationship.
The Russian Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan visited Islamabad for a one-day meeting, today, February 19, 2021.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that during the visit, Ambassador Kabulov will call on the Foreign Minister and meet with Special Representative for Afghanistan and other dignitaries for an exchange of views on the latest developments in the Afghan peace process.
The visit of Ambassador Kabulov is part of Pakistan’s diplomatic outreach in support of the Afghan peace process. Besides the exchange of views on the Afghan peace process, the visit will contribute to further strengthening Pakistan-Russia bilateral cooperation.
Earlier today, NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO strongly supports the peace process in Afghanistan. “The peace process is the best chance to end years of suffering and violence. And bring lasting peace. It is important for the Afghan people, for the security of the region and for our own security.”
He advised the Taliban to negotiate in good faith, reduce the high level of violence and live up to their commitment to stop cooperating with international terrorist groups.