The United States and China Hold Third Nuclear Security Dialogue

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
April 17, 2018


The United States and China held their third annual U.S.-China Nuclear Security Dialogue (NSD) on April 17, 2018 in Beijing, to reaffirm their joint commitment on the importance of nuclear security.

C. S. Eliot Kang, U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, and Dong Zhihua, China Deputy Director-General of Department of Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly chaired the dialogue.

The U.S. delegation included representatives and experts from the Department of State, the National Security Council, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Chinese delegation included representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, General Administration of Customs of China, China Atomic Energy Authority, and the State Nuclear Security Technology Center.

The delegations discussed the international nuclear security and safety environment as well as exchanged national policies and experiences on nuclear security. The two sides positively evaluated their major bilateral cooperation projects and exchanged views on future cooperation. Both sides agreed to strengthen coordination within multilateral frameworks including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Security Contact Group (NSCG), as well as supports nuclear security efforts at the national, regional and international levels.

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