Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson Announcing U.S.-Ukraine Defense Industrial Base Conference

The U.S. government will host a two-day Defense Industrial Base Conference on December 6th – 7th to convene U.S. and Ukrainian industry and government representatives to explore opportunities for co-production and other industrial cooperation in Ukraine. The conference is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to significantly increase weapons production to support Ukraine’s fight for freedom and security.
Representatives from the National Security Council and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State will attend, as well as Ukrainian counterparts from the Office of the President and Ministries of Defense, Strategic Industry, and Foreign Affairs.
This conference follows the International Defense Industries Forum hosted by Ukraine on September 29 and reinforces the U.S.’s long-term commitments to the U.S. defense industrial base, to Ukraine’s economic recovery, and the joint commitment to enhance industrial, armaments, and security cooperation between both nations.


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