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The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will deliver remarks followed by a brief Q and A session at the 18th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation, on April 18, 2023, from 09:30 – 10:10 a.m. EDT at the Department of State.

Media representatives are welcome to attend the opening session on April 18, 2023, from 09:30-10:10.  U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will deliver a welcome address, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will provide a keynote address virtually, followed by a short Q and A session.  The opening session will be made public and streamed live on the State Department website.  The rest of the conference is closed to the public.

Pre-set time for cameras is 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.  Final access time for writers and stills is 09:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Media representatives who wish to attend the opening session must RSVP to

They will be admitted upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).

For further information, please contact

U.S. Department of State

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