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Readout Of Secretary Napolitano's Visit To Jordan: Day 1

Release Date: 
May 22, 2012

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

AMMAN, Jordan - Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Jordan where she met with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh, and delivered remarks on women and next generation leadership in security at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center.

"The threats we face increasingly cross international boundaries, and strong international partnerships are critical to the region’s security," said Secretary Napolitano. "By enhancing collaboration between our two countries, we will continue to work together to develop a cooperative and global approach to the challenges and threats we all face."

Secretary Napolitano also met with Minister of Interior Ghaleb Al Zubi, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces Lt. General Mashal Al Zaben and Director of General Intelligence Directorate Major General Faisal Shobaki to discuss cooperation on issues related to combating human trafficking, enhancing information sharing and securing international travel and shipping. Secretary Napolitano will participate in additional meetings with Jordanian officials tomorrow, before returning to the United States.

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