Monday, 19 April 2021, 10:11:13 am
Peace and stability in Afghanistan vital for regional peace

Lt Gen (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik (Defense Analyst): This is first high -level visit of Russian foreign minister after a gap of nine years. I would suggest that Pakistan should go on front foot to strengthen relations with Moscow. Pakistan should have to focus on broad-based relations with other countries but the prime focus should be on our relations with regional powers. In my opinion, after the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan, a new environment will be created and new directions will be emerged. Russia is an important regional stakeholder and peace and stability in Afghanistan is vital for regional peace.