Announcement

UK Head of Delegation Robert Hannigan welcomes start of the Washington P5 Conference: Implementing the NPT

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Washington P5 Conference attendees to discuss nuclear disarmament and implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Foreign Office Director General, Defence & Intelligence, Robert Hannigan as UK Head of Delegation to the Washington P5 Conference said:

“I am very pleased to be meeting here in Washington DC this week with my counterparts from the other ‘P5’ Nuclear Weapons States (China, France, Russia and the USA) to discuss nuclear disarmament and implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.”

“The UK in September 2009 broke new ground in bringing together policy officials, military staff and nuclear scientists from the P5 for the first time for a meeting on disarmament confidence-building measures. A second P5 Conference in Paris in June 2011 once again proved that we are serious about the disarmament commitments that we signed up to at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on issues including doctrine and transparency.”

“I am pleased that we have come a long way since our initial discussions in London and can focus this week on implementation of our commitments and taking forward new initiatives on nuclear disarmament, including confidence-building measures and exchanging verification experiences.”