On November 7, 2018 the two-day meeting of Ukraine-U.S. Nonproliferation and Export Control Working Group (NPWG) has started in Kyiv.
Mr. Vasyl Bodnar, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, in his opening remarks underlined the importance of NPWG in the context of bilateral relations, as well as for sharing views on the developments in the regional and international security environment. Mr.Serhii Shutenko, Director-General for International Security, and Mr. Eliot Kang, Principal Deputy Assistant of the U.S. Secretary of State, leaded Ukraine’s and U.S. delegations respectively.
The program of the meeting envisages exchange of views on a broad range of issues of Ukraine-U.S. bilateral cooperation in the sphere of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and means of their delivery. Significant attention is also paid to the consideration of security threats on global and regional levels. The agenda also includes issues related to the implementation of a number of priority projects on strengthening security sector of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s military aggression, joint work in the framework of international organizations, multilateral regimes of nonproliferation and export control.