Austria and Costa Rica Strengthen Cooperation in the Field of Disarmament

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: April 28, 2024; 00:58 ♦ (Vindobona)

Against the backdrop of the upcoming Vienna Conference on Autonomous Weapons Systems, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg met his Costa Rican counterpart Arnoldo André Tinoco in Vienna. The meeting marked an important step in the deepening of bilateral relations and joint disarmament efforts between the two countries.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (r.) received his counterpart Arnoldo André Tinoco (l.) from Costa Rica in Vienna. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Michael Gruber / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

The exchange focused on joint efforts in disarmament, in particular the challenges and dangers posed by autonomous weapons systems. "Costa Rica is an important, like-minded partner when it comes to defending the rules-based international order and international law," explained Schallenberg. "Costa Rica is an important ally, especially in disarmament issues, and I look forward to…