Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford will travel to Brazil and Argentina on June 1-6, 2019.
In Brazil, Dr. Ford will participate at the U.S.-Brazil Disarmament and Nonproliferation Dialogue in Brasilia. This meeting is one of several ongoing exchanges held by the United States and Brazil to strengthen bilateral cooperation in nuclear disarmament and arms control; export control; IAEA safeguards, and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons proliferation issues.
In Argentina, Dr. Ford will attend the 11th Plenary Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) in Buenos Aires. The GICNT aims to strengthen global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to nuclear terrorism. All GICNT partners have voluntarily committed to implementing the GICNT Statement of Principles, a set of broad nuclear security goals encompassing a range of deterrence, prevention, and response objectives. The meeting will also provide a forum for partner nations to showcase their contributions and share recommendations that will inform the direction of GICNT activities for 2019–2021.
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