The strategic dialogue between Pakistan and Russia included discussions on Biological Security and the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in military operations

In Islamabad, the 14th session of the Pakistan-Russia Consultative Group on Strategic Stability convened, chaired by Additional Foreign Secretary (Arms Control and Disarmament) Mohammad Kamran Akhtar and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs S.A. Ryabkov.

During the session, both parties engaged in extensive discussions concerning international security and regional stability challenges. They delved into various aspects of arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation.

The agenda encompassed topics relevant to the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament, as well as matters concerning the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Detailed discussions took place on issues pertaining to biological, space, and international information security, along with the exploration of new and emerging technologies, notably the military application of artificial intelligence.

Both sides expressed contentment with the alignment of their views on a wide array of global strategic stability issues, regional security matters, and the aforementioned arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation topics.

There was a mutual expression of commitment to sustaining close coordination across pertinent international platforms. Furthermore, the significance of regular Consultative Group meetings was underscored.

An agreement was reached to convene the 15th session of the Group in Islamabad next year.

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