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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 3, 2003
Question Taken at December 3, 2003 Daily Press Briefing

Proliferation Security Initiative: Next Experts Meeting, China's Role (Taken Question}

Question: When are we planning on the next experts level meeting on the Proliferation Security Initiative? Is China participating in the Proliferation Security Initiative?

Answer: The United States will host the fifth meeting of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Operational Experts in Washington December 16-17. This meeting will bring together military and law enforcement experts from the original eleven participating countries, as well as Norway, Denmark, Singapore, and Canada.

As the Proliferation Security Inititative moves forward, we expect additional states will be involved in its activities that build global capabilities for interdiction, for example by participating in interdiction training efforts.

China is not among the countries that will attend the December meeting. We continue to consult with China on the Proliferation Security Initiative and on our broad concerns about weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missile proliferation.

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Released on December 3, 2003

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