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A Warm Reception...

From the Danes, but not the weather. It's been a bit dreary since our


Despite the cold and windy weather, the Secretary has been met here in Copenhagen with a very warm reception. After arriving late last night, at 11 this morning, the Secretary met with Minister of Justice Brian Mikkelson to talk about the Chicago indictments from last week, and the counter-terrorism connection to Denmark. She then attended a very well attended press event at the Danish Institute of International Studies on human trafficking, where the terrific questions from individuals and NGOs showed the Danish commitment to this important issue.
US Ambassador Laurie Fulton then hosted a lunch to discuss the many ways she and her staff work together with Danish officials on issues of crime and immigration laws. Before leaving Copenhagen, the Secretary met with Minister of Transportation Lars Barfod on ways to secure trans-Atlantic air traffic.
The amount of different topics the Secretary discussed really shows the breadth of her responsibilities! In just one day, the Secretary talked about counterterrorism, prosecution of terrorists, human trafficking, international cooperation on crime, immigration laws, and aviation security. Whew! Now, it’s on to Madrid.
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