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 then-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