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Statement by Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Secretary Napolitano's Upcoming Visit to Norway and Sweden

Release Date: 
November 10, 2011

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

“Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Oslo, Norway, and Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 14-15, to meet with international partners and discuss the Department’s ongoing collaboration with the two countries on cybersecurity and combating violent extremism and transnational crime.  While in Oslo, Secretary Napolitano will meet with the Norweigian Minister of Justice and the Police Knut Storberget, Norwegian Police Security Service Director Janne Kristiansen, and U.S. Ambassador to Norway Barry White, and will offer condolences at the Oslo Cathedral for the victims of the 7/22 bombing and attack on Utoya Island.  Later, Secretary Napolitano will join public and private sector partners at an event hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Norway—underscoring the Department’s continued commitment to working with the private sector and international partners to create a safe, secure and resilient cyberspace and secure the global supply chain. Secretary Napolitano will also tour the Norwegian Computer Emergency Response Team facility.

On Nov. 15, Secretary Napolitano will travel to Stockholm for bilateral meetings with Sweden’s Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask, Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Frank Belfrage, Sweden’s State Secretaries to the Prime Minister Gunnar Wieslander and Katarina Mascarenhas, Sweden’s State Secretary to the Minister of Defense Hakan Jevrell, and Director General for Swedish Civil Contingencies Helena Lindberg. While in Sweden, Secretary Napolitano will deliver remarks at an event hosted by the Swedish Institute of International Affairs—highlighting the importance of the Department’s collaboration with our international partners on cybersecurity initiatives and critical infrastructure protection. More details on the trip will be released once they are finalized.”

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