Press Release – 16th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (virtual event)

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Press Release

5 November 2020

PR (2020) 110

16th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (virtual event)

NATO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania are jointly organizing the 16th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on 10 November 2020.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania Bogdan Aurescu will open the event, which will take place online.

The list of high-level speakers includes Gustavo Zlauvinen, President-designate of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review Conference; Marjolijn van Deelen, European Union Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; Amanda Gorely, Australian Ambassador for Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation; as well as Song Li, China’s Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs. The event will be chaired by William Alberque, Director of the Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre at NATO.

The opening of the conference will be streamed live on the NATO website. The rest of the event is not public.

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13:00 – 13:15 (CET)           Opening remarks by the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs

13:15 – 13:30 (CET)           Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General

A transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as photos and video, will be available on the website after the event.

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