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COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa visits Russia, presented guard of honour

COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa visits Russia, presented guard of honour
April 24, 2018
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Russia on an official visit on Tuesday. According to the ISPR, the COAS met Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, Commander Russian Federation Ground Forces, at Kremlin Palace. Upon his arrival, COAS was presented the guard of honour who laid a wreath at the tomb of an unknown soldier. National anthems of both countries were played on the occasion. The Russian Ground Forces Commander acknowledged achievements of Pakistan Army in fight against terrorism and contributions for regional peace and stability. The Russian Ground Forces commander said that Pakistan is a geo-strategically important country and Russia is keen to expand its existing bilateral military to military cooperation. General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked Russian Ground Forces Commander and said that Pakistan reciprocates desire of enhanced bilateral military engagements. He said that Russia has recently played a positive role to help resolve complex situations in the region. He said that Pakistan will 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.