United States and Brazil Hold Disarmament and Nonproliferation Dialogue
The United States and Brazil held their 6th Disarmament and Nonproliferation Dialogue in Washington, DC. on September 15. The 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, as well as nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons nonproliferation.
Experts from both sides met to discuss a range of disarmament and nonproliferation challenges, and to identify strategic actions to best address them. The United States was represented by Acting Assistant Secretaries for Arms Control, Verification & Compliance, Anita Friedt, and International Security & Nonproliferation, C.S. Eliot Kang. Their Brazilian counterparts included Ambassador Maria Luisa Escorel de Moraes, Director of the Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of External Relations, and Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Alternate Permanent Representative at the Brazilian Mission in Geneva.
The 2017 Dialogue placed special emphasis on U.S. and Brazilian efforts to counter and condemn the illegal pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, including by the DPRK and non-state actors. Both sides agreed to meet again next year.