Russian forces’ chief acknowledges Pak Army’s contributions for regional peace
MOSCOW: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met Commander Russian Federation Ground Forces Colonel General Oleg Salyukov at Kremlin Palace, while on an official visit to Russia.
Upon arrival, the COAS was presented guard of honour. He also laid wreath at the Tomb of an unknown soldier. National anthems of both countries were played on this occasion.
The Russian Ground Forces commander acknowledged achievements of Pakistan Army in fight against terrorism and contributions for regional peace and stability.
Oleg Salyukov said that Pakistan was a geo-strategically important country and Russia was keen to expand its bilateral military to military cooperation.
General Qamar Bajwa thanked the commander and said that Pakistan reciprocated desire of enhanced bilateral military engagements.
“Russia has recently played a positive role to help resolve complex situations in the region,” he said.
He said that Pakistan would continue to play its part to keep conflicts away from the region and seek approaches which bring regional convergences into play rather that the divergences.