RAWALPINDI, (Raja Furqan Ahmed) : Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest including enhanced defense and security cooperation, regional security, particularly the Afghan Peace Process were discussed During the meeting. The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s achievements in the war against terrorism and contributions for regional peace and stability especially Pakistan’s sincere efforts in the Afghan Peace Process. He expressed that Pak-Russia relations are on a positive trajectory and will continue to develop in multiple domains. COAS said that Pakistan values its relations with Russia and reciprocates the desire for enhanced bilateral military cooperation. Pakistan welcomes all initiatives which can bring peace and stability in Afghanistan as the whole region will benefit from it, COAS emphasized. “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,” COAS concluded.