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Immediate Release

Readout of U.S., South Korea Nuclear Consultative Group Framework Signing

Department of Defense Spokesperson Cmdr. Jessica Anderson provided the following statement:

Dr. Vipin Narang, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, and Mr. Cho Chang Lae, ROK Deputy Minister of Defense for Policy, co-chairs for the bilateral Nuclear Consultative Group (NCG), signed the NCG Framework document on Feb. 12, 2024, at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. 

The NCG Framework document describes the objectives of the NCG, which was established as a key outcome of the historic April 2023 Washington Declaration between President Joe Biden and President Yoon Suk Yeol. 

The NCG is an enduring bilateral consultative body to ensure the ability to strengthen extended deterrence through joint ROK-U.S. nuclear and strategic planning in the context of the nuclear threat posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.