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Nuclear Weapons

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 72420, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with his counterparts in China and the US on nuclear weapons.

Answered on

19 November 2021

Nuclear cooperation remains an important element of the enduring special relationship between the US and the UK. Discussions between the Foreign and Defence Secretaries and their US counterparts are reflected and supported by daily cooperation at official level on arms control, nuclear deterrence policy, counter proliferation and strategic stability between the UK and the US, as well as by wider cooperation with NATO Allies.

The UK engages regularly with Chinese officials and civil society on nuclear issues, including through our annual dialogue on Counter Proliferation and discussions with the Chinese Arms Control and Disarmament Association. We discuss nuclear issues with both China and the US within the P5 Process.