Russia’s Foreign Minister called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today. During the meeting General Bajwa discussed matters of mutual interest including enhanced defence and security cooperation, regional security, particularly the Afghan peace process.

According to the Inter-Service Public Relations, the military’s media wing, the visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s achievements in the war against terrorism and contributions for regional peace and stability, laying special emphasis on Pakistan’s sincere efforts in the Afghan peace process.

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

“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,” General Bajwa concluded.

Russia’s Foreign Minister arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday, April 7, on the Russian Presidential Squadron aircraft. This marks his first visit to Pakistan since 2012.


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