Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction regarding alignment with Pakistan in arms control

Deputy Minister of Russia and his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Kamran Akhtar have expressed their mutual satisfaction with the alignment of Moscow and the approaches of Islamabad to major issues of security at a global level.

The Deputy Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov and his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Kamran Akhtar have expressed their mutual satisfaction with the alignment of Moscow and approaches of Islamabad to major issues of security at a global level. The affirmation came during a meeting of the Russian-Pakistani Consultative Group on Strategic Stability, which was chaired by senior diplomats.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Russia, it was highlighted that both parties were involved in a thorough discussion involving the in-depth exchange of views that resulted in covering several facets of international security, regional stability, arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation. The exchange of views delved into various relevant topics concerning the activities of international bodies such as the United Nations General Assembly’s First Committee, the Conference on Disarmament, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The preparedness to continue close coordination on specialized international platforms was reaffirmed during the meeting, emphasizing the importance of regular gatherings of the Consultative Group. Russian Foreign Ministry asserted that both sides agreed to summon the 15th meeting in Islamabad next year, underscoring the ongoing commitment to promoting dialogue and cooperation in matters of strategic significance.

Furthermore, the discussions extended to address appearing challenges in fields including biological, space, and international information security. Marking, the meeting also delved into the implications of new and promising technologies, especially the military applications of artificial intelligence.

The positive outcomes of the meeting emphasized the enlarging collaboration between Russia and Pakistan in navigating complex global security landscapes. The alignment of their approaches to primary issues reflects a shared commitment to promoting stability and addressing common challenges.

As the international community wrestles with evolving security threats and technological advancements, the engagement between Russia and Pakistan serves as a testament to the importance of multilateral cooperation and dialogue. Moving forward, both countries are poised to continue their collaboration in addressing emerging security challenges and advancing shared interests on the global stage.