Last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Alaska, Russia and the Republic of Korea to advance strategic Homeland Security priorities and meet with our international partners.
Secretary Napolitano was in Anchorage, Alaska where she met with Department of Homeland Security personnel stationed in the region. While in Alaska, the Secretary was briefed on a number of issues that the Department, including the U.S. Coast Guard, are focusing on in the region and thanked the personnel for their service.
In Vladivostok, Russia, Secretary Napolitano was joined by Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser to participate in the 4th Annual International Conference on Security Matters hosted by the Russian Security Council. She also met with international counterparts to discuss a range of security related issues including aviation security, counterterrorism, and international collaboration to ensure global security.
Secretary Napolitano then traveled to Seoul, Republic of Korea to meet with senior Korean officials to discuss global supply chain security, delivered remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and participated in a naturalization ceremony for U.S. service members stationed abroad.
While in the Republic of Korea, Secretary Napolitano commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.
DHS works closely with international partners to strengthen the security of the networks of global trade and travel upon which the nation's economy and communities rely. Learn more about DHS’ work with our international partners here.