India, South Korea discuss developments in nuclear non-proliferation

New Delhi, April 26 (UNI) India and South Korea on Friday discussed developments in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation relating to nuclear, chemical and biological domains, besides other matters.

During the India-Republic of Korea Consultations on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in Seoul, the two sides also discussed regional non-proliferation issues, outer space security-related matters, conventional weapons including AI in the military domain and multilateral export control regimes.

The Indian delegation was led by Muanpuii Saiawi, Joint Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs), Ministry of External Affairs, while the RoK delegation was led by Youn Jong Kwon, Director General for Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a statement said.

The talks come just over a month after Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Seoul where he said that India and South Korea have become “truly important partners” for each other and stressed that bilateral exchanges have witnessed steady growth.

The EAM was on a two-day visit to Seoul from March 5-6 to co-chair the 10th India – Republic of Korea Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) with his South Korean counterpart Cho Tae-yul.

The two countries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties in 2023.

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