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Statement by Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Secretary Napolitano's Upcoming Visit to New Zealand and Australia

Release Date: 
April 30, 2012

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

"Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Wellington, New Zealand, and Canberra and Brisbane, Australia on May 2-5. In Wellington, Secretary Napolitano will meet with Prime Minister John Key, and participate in bilateral meetings with New Zealand counterparts to discuss a variety of issues including information sharing, combating transnational crime and human trafficking.

In Australia, Secretary Napolitano will lead the Presidential delegation to the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea, the World War II battle that marked the start of the U.S.-Australia security partnership. While in Canberra and Brisbane, Secretary Napolitano will deliver remarks on security, privacy, and strong international partnerships at the Australian National University, and meet with Australian counterparts to discuss the ongoing partnerships to combat transnational crime, counter violent extremism, enhance information sharing, and work to ensure a more safe, secure, and resilient global supply chain. More details on the trip will be released once they are finalized."

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