Joint Statement of the United States of America and Switzerland on Cooperation in Quantum Information Science and Technology – United States Department of State – Department of State

November 16, 2022
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October 21, 2022
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Switzerland on the occasion of an October 19 meeting at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C.
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The Participants intend to harness the spirit of science, technology, and innovation to pursue cooperation and the mutual respect it confers, and to promote QIST including but not limited to research on quantum computing, quantum networking, and quantum sensing, which underpins the development of society and the economy.  The Participants intend to advance this agenda by:
We confirm our mutual understanding that cooperation informed and enabled by this Statement is pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Swiss Federal Council for Scientific and Technological Cooperation signed in Washington on April 1, 2009, and that the terms of the S&T Agreement and related agreements govern this cooperation.  The Participants understand that initiatives under this Statement can be developed and carried out by the various autonomous bodies and institutions in the United States of America and Switzerland that aim at reaching the purpose of this Statement.
The Participants intend to focus on cooperation in QIST as outlined here to advance their shared vision of a vibrant and trusted quantum ecosystem.
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The Joint Statement leverages both countries’ strengths in QIST and QIST-enabling fields to pursue innovative research, grow the future marketplace, build a strong supply chain, and grow the future generation of skills and talent.
Monica P. Medina, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, signed the joint statement for the United States.
Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, signed the joint statement for Switzerland.
For more information, please see the Quantum.gov press release.

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