Warsaw Process Missile Proliferation Working Group Convenes in Bucharest

Office of the Spokesperson

The United States, Poland, and Romania convened the Warsaw Process Missile Proliferation working group in Bucharest on November 14-15, 2019.  More than two dozen delegations from around the world participated in the working group.  Delegations discussed the need to combat the problem of the proliferation of missiles and related technology to the Middle East and agreed that this proliferation contributes to regional instability and increases the risk of conflict.  Participants recognized the need to take effective measures to prevent illicit trafficking in nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and their means of delivery.

The Warsaw Process was launched by the United States and Poland in February 2019, following the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.  The initiative, which consists of seven expert-level working groups operating under the aegis of a Ministerial-level plenary, is promoting security and stability in the Middle East through meaningful multilateralism that fosters deeper regional and global collaboration.

Click here for the text of the working group statement released following the conclusion of the meeting.