Delegations from the two countries held talks Wednesday through Friday in Pretoria. The U.S. delegation was led by Robert Einhorn, a special adviser for non-proliferation and arms control.
South African is the only state to have developed nuclear weapons and then abandoned the effort so it could join the Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear state, officials said, adding that gives the country a unique perspective and credibility on the issue.
The United States says South Africa can play a big role in helping realize President Obama's goal of a nuclear-free world.
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Link to original U.S. State Department Press Release U.S.-South Africa Nonproliferation and Disarmament Dialogue: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/aug/128413.htm