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Proliferation Security Initiative 10th Anniversary: Joint Statement on Ensuring a Robust Initiative


As the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their delivery systems and related materials remains a threat to international peace and security, PSI-endorsing States recognize the continuing importance of PSI events in providing robust and effective forums that enables countries to cooperatively enhance interdiction-related capabilities and meet their overall nonproliferation objectives.

Since the establishment of the Proliferation Security Initiative in 2003, PSI-endorsing States have conducted a range of capacity-building activities, including meetings, operational exercises and workshops, which have enabled them to improve their ability to prevent and stop illicit shipments of WMD, their delivery systems and related materials. Through these activities, PSI-endorsing States work together to build export control enforcement and interdiction capabilities, promote strategic communications, increase information-sharing, develop and exchange national best practices and meet other critical PSI objectives. Such activities also send a clear, tangible message to proliferators of the willingness of PSI-endorsing States to act to fulfill their commitments to the Statement of Interdiction Principles.

We, the PSI-endorsing States indicated below, consistent with our PSI commitments, authorities and resources, therefore:

1. Support the continuance of a robust schedule of PSI capacity-building events aimed at strengthening the ability of endorsing States to fulfill their PSI commitments to prevent, or if that fails to stop, shipments of WMD, their delivery systems and related materials;

2. Encourage all PSI-endorsing States to examine their own national capabilities to prevent and stop illicit shipments of WMD, their delivery systems and related materials, determine areas where the capabilities to fulfill their PSI commitments can be strengthened and seek out opportunities to host, or participate, including as an observer, in capacity building events that address these areas;

3. Support the establishment of regional event rotations by PSI-endorsing States willing to do so, to help facilitate participating States’ ability to budget and plan for events on a more predictable, long-term, basis, and help promote a more durable Initiative in the years ahead; and

4. Affirm the value of PSI political meetings held on a periodic basis to provide direction to activities and further focus the Initiative within the existing international nonproliferation framework.

 Proliferation Security Initiative 10th Anniversary:  
 Joint Statement on Ensuring a Robust Initiative
 Supporting states: 
Afghanistan Bulgaria FYROM Latvia Norway Slovakia
Albania Canada Georgia Liechtenstein Panama Slovenia
Andorra Chile Germany Lithuania Paraguay Spain
Antigua and Barbuda Colombia Greece Luxembourg Philippines Sri Lanka
Argentina Croatia   Honduras Malta Poland Sweden
Armenia Cyprus Hungary Marshall Islands Portugal Switzerland
Australia Czech Republic Ireland Moldova Republic of Korea Thailand
Austria Denmark Israel Mongolia Romania Turkey
Bahrain El Salvador Italy Montenegro Russian Federation Ukraine
Belarus Estonia Japan Morroco Samoa United Arab Emirates
Belgium Finland Kazakhstan Netherlands Serbia United Kingdom
Bosnia and Herzegovina France Kuwait New Zealand Singapore United States

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