1. Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs Ham Sang wook had a meeting with Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the U.S. Department of Energy and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Jill Hruby on Friday, August 12, in Korea. They exchanged views on cooperation between the ROK and the U.S. in the civil nuclear field, and disarmament and nonproliferation.
2. Both sides agreed to further the ROK-U.S. cooperation in various civil nuclear fields, such as overseas nuclear markets, small modular reactors, and stable supply of nuclear fuel, in accordance with the ROK and U.S. Leaders’ Joint Statement of May 2022.
o In addition, the two sides recognized that active cooperation is underway between the ROK and the U.S. in the field of nuclear security, with the Nuclear Security Working Group under the High-Level Bilateral Commission (HLBC) playing a leading role, and agreed to continue to strengthen cooperation in the field.
3. The two sides exchanged views on trends in international discussions in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, including the 10th NPT Review Conference in New York, and agreed to continue close consultation in this area between the ROK and the U.S.