Pak-Russia cooperation to enhance regional peace, prosperity: COAS

Published: July 2, 2019
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Russian military delegation, led by army chief Gen Oleg Salyukov, calls upon Gen Qamar at GHQ. PHOTO: ISPR

Russian military delegation, led by army chief Gen Oleg Salyukov, calls upon Gen Qamar at GHQ. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that military cooperation between Pakistan and Russia will not only help in improving peace and stability in the region, but also usher economic prosperity.

He said this while meeting with General Oleg Salyukov, the commander in chief of Russian ground forces at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

During the meeting matters related to enhanced security and training cooperation and measures to further expand joint military ties between the two armies were discussed, it added.

PHOTO: ISPR

General Qamar said Pakistan does not believe in ‘zero sum games’ but rather in integration and cooperation.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan Army’s professionalism and achievements in war against terrorism. He said that the world should appreciate more what Pakistan has achieved. He also expressed the Russian desire to forge strong and broad based relations with Pakistan.

Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, the Russian army chief laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honour to the visiting dignitary.

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