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United States and Pakistan Discuss Range of Non-proliferation Issues

Islamabad, December 10, 2012

Additional Secretary for United Nations and Economic Coordination, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, and Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, Co-Chaired the Pakistan-U.S. Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation (SSS&NP) Working Group in Islamabad on December 10. The delegations had a productive exchange of views on issues of mutual importance including international efforts to enhance nuclear security, and peaceful applications of nuclear energy.  The participants also shared views on nonproliferation challenges as well as on the multilateral regimes on chemical and biological weapons, export controls, and the importance of regional stability and security.

The delegations reaffirmed that the SSS&NP Working Group remains an invaluable forum for discussing these issues of critical mutual importance and look forward to continuing this process.  This meeting is part of a continuing dialogue on a range of issues related to the bilateral relationship.  The Economic and Finance Working Group was held in Washington on November 30, the Defense Consultative Group on December 3-4 in Islamabad, and the Energy Working Group in Islamabad on December 7.