The Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security Working Group was established under the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission during the July 2009 Presidential Summit. As stated in their Joint Statement on Nuclear Cooperation, President Obama and President Medvedev recognized the special responsibility of the United States and Russia for security of nuclear weapons and material and agreed to broaden and deepen U.S.-Russian long-term cooperation to further increase the level of security of nuclear facilities around the world. They also stated their common vision of the growth of clean, safe, secure, and affordable nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
U.S. Chairperson: Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman
Russia Chairperson: Rosatom Director General Sergei Kiriyenko
United States, Russia Sign Agreement To Further Research and Development Collaboration in Nuclear Energy and Security
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Director-General of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) Sergey Kirienko signed the Cooperation in Nuclear-and Energy-Related Scientific Research and Development Agreement on the margins of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference in Vienna September 16. The agreement will complement provisions of the U.S.-Russian Agreement for Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. Learn more»