Russian Chief, COAS Bajwa Discuss Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

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Rawalpindi (April 25, 2018): Chief of General Staff Russian Armed Forces General Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov on Wednesday said Russia supports Pakistan’s efforts towards reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met at General Gerasimov at the Defence Ministry premises in Moscow, on the second day of the former’s visit to Russia.The Russian chief of general staff said Russia was willing to play a role in Pakistan’s efforts towards reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan, according to the military’s media wing. General Grasimov appreciated Pakistan’s achievements in the war against terror.

During the meeting, on General Bajwa’s second day of his visit to Russia, matters related to regional security, stability, and bilateral security cooperation were discussed.

General Bajwa told the Russian chief of general staff that Pakistan welcomes any initiative that can bring peace and stability in Afghanistan, adding that the entire region will benefit from such efforts, said a statement issued by ISPR.

The army chief further said that Pakistan wants to get out of the zero-sum dynamics of Cold War era that are still prevalent in South Asia.

“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 through connectivity,” said General Bajwa.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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