On Friday, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa met with the Russian Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Ambassador Zamir Kabulov on his one-day visit to Pakistan.

Matters of mutual interest, regional security, particularly developments in the Afghan peace process were discussed in the meeting. 

The Russian envoy appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process and expressed that, “Pak-Russia relations will continue to prosper manifolds.”

Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri had informed of Kabulov’s arrival in Islamabad, earlier in the day. 

The Russain President’s envoy was also scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other government officials as well as his Pakistani counterpart, Muhammad Sadiq.

He expressed these views during a meeting with Ahmad Wali Massoud, Head of Massoud Foundation, Afghanistan, who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistan has a key role in brokering and facilitating the peace process and has been emphasising that there is no military solution to the lingering war in Afghanistan.


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