RAWALPINDI: Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Danila V. Ganich called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi.
During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, enhanced bilateral and defence cooperation and Afghan Peace Process were discussed.
The army chief said that peace in Afghanistan was a common goal. He said that Pakistan valued its relations with Russia and hoped for furthering military to military relations between the two countries.
The Russian ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan Peace Process.
Earlier, in a telephonic conversation with Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the credit for the national polio campaign goes to the grassroots’ workers including mobile polio teams, law enforcement agencies and health representatives. He said it was a national cause and national effort.
“We will only call it a success when no child is affected by polio anymore in Pakistan,” the army chief said.
Bill Gates conveyed his special appreciation to Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive.