In June, the United States convened a working meeting of experts from China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom to discuss nuclear weapons, including reducing the strategic risks associated with them.
The State Department announced the meeting, which took place on June 13-14 in Egypt, on Friday.
At the meeting of the Nuclear Five, experts from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense "discussed strategic risk reduction, as well as nuclear doctrine and policy," the State Department said in a press release.
"The U.S. delegation welcomed the professional approach of the delegations and the involvement of defense officials in the thematic discussions," the department said.
It added that the United States, as the country chairing the relevant discussions, will continue its efforts to facilitate discussions on these important topics among nuclear experts from these five countries.
The meeting was held within the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which entered into force in 1970 between the five states that have confirmed nuclear weapons stockpiles and are also permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Author - Olena Madiak, 23/06/2023