Assistant Secretary Christopher A. Ford Travels to Romania for Warsaw Process Working Group on Missile Proliferation


NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher A. Ford will head the U.S. delegation for the Warsaw Ministerial Missile Proliferation Working Group in Bucharest, Romania, November 14-15. The United States, Romania, and Poland will co-host the working group, fulfilling a commitment made at the Ministerial to Advance Peace and Security in the Middle East in February 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.

One of the primary issues considered at the Ministerial was the threat to the Middle East from the proliferation of ballistic missiles and related technology. This working group will continue the discussion begun in Warsaw by more closely examining the current missile proliferation threat, and considering steps states can take, on both a collective and individual basis, to prevent the proliferation of missiles and related technology. The working group meeting in Bucharest is one of seven working groups announced following the Ministerial in February 2019. Working groups on cybersecurity, human rights, and maritime and aviation security met in October.