Today, Jeh Charles Johnson was officially sworn in as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Johnson, joined by his family, took the oath this evening at his home in Montclair, New Jersey. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson now oversees the third largest Federal department in the United States and leads the 240,000 dedicated men and women working tirelessly to implement the Department’s important homeland security mission.
Welcome, Minister Clare, Minister Collins, Secretary May, and Minister Blaney, and thank you for the opportunity to host this Ministerial of our five countries. As allies and economic partners, our five countries have a successful history of cooperation in addressing issues – from increased security to facilitated movement of goods and people.