Russia’s FM, COAS Bajwa alternate views on Afghan peace course of

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Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov (left) and COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa focus on issues of mutual curiosity at GHQ in Rawalpindi, on April 07, 2021. — ISPR

The Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday the place each side exchanged views on the Afghan peace course of.

During the assembly, the international minister and the military chief mentioned issues of mutual curiosity, together with enhanced defence and safety cooperation and regional safety, with explicit emphasis on the Afghan Peace Process, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)  mentioned in an announcement.

“The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s achievements in the war against terrorism and contributions [towards] regional peace and stability, especially Pakistan’s sincere efforts in the Afghan [peace process,” the assertion learn.

The international minister mentioned Pakistan and Russia’s relations are on a “positive trajectory” and would “continue to develop in multiple domains.”

Meanwhile, the military chief mentioned Pakistan values its relations with Russia and reciprocates the need for enhanced bilateral army cooperation.

“Pakistan welcomes all initiatives which can bring peace and stability in Afghanistan as the whole region will benefit from it,” he harassed.

“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,” he added.

The international minister is on an official two-day go to — 6-7 April — to Pakistan. His engagements include assembly high officers, together with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, amongst others.