On October 21-22, the United States, Bahrain, and Poland will co-host the Warsaw Ministerial’s Maritime and Aviation Security Working Group, in Manama, Bahrain, fulfilling a commitment made at the Ministerial to Advance Peace and Security in the Middle East in February 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.
The United States is committed to maintaining maritime and aviation security in the region and promoting steps to interdict and prevent illicit weapons of mass destruction-related shipments. The working group meeting in Manama is one of seven working groups that were announced following the Ministerial to Advance Peace and Security in the Middle East in February 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Working groups on cybersecurity and human rights met earlier in October. Eliot Kang, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, will head the delegation for the United States.