Office of the Spokesperson
November 13, 2015
Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to Norway, Austria, Poland, and Switzerland November 15 through November 23 for the second plenary meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) and for discussions on space policy, missile defense, arms control, and other bilateral and multilateral security topics.
From November 15 to 18, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to Oslo, Norway, to co-chair the IPNDV second plenary meeting featuring the participation of over 25 countries. The IPNDV channels expertise from both nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states to address the complex challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament agreements.
On November 19, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to Vienna, Austria, where he will discuss IPNDV, outer space policy, and other multilateral security issues. He will also hold a roundtable discussion on IPNDV with foreign delegations and civil society at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
On November 20, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to Warsaw, Poland, for discussions with Polish officials on missile defense, arms control, and other strategic issues. In addition, he will participate in a roundtable on related topics sponsored by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM).
On November 23, Assistant Secretary Rose will visit Geneva, Switzerland, where he will discuss IPNDV, arms control, and other multilateral security issues with officials from other Conference on Disarmament delegations.
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For more information on the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, visit www.state.gov/t/avc.