For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
“Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Paris, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates on Dec.1-6 to join her counterparts at the G6+1 Ministerial Meeting and meet with international security leaders to discuss the Department’s efforts in combating transnational crime, securing cyberspace and working to ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain. The G6+1 includes representatives from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom (the G6) as well as the United States.
While in Paris, Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with French Minister of the Interior Claude Guéant and hold a media availability to underscore the Department’s commitment to strengthening aviation security and information sharing to combat terrorism while facilitating trade and tourism. Secretary Napolitano will also deliver remarks on the importance of strong international security partnerships at the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale.
Secretary Napolitano will travel to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on Dec. 3-6 to advance the Department’s role in international law enforcement efforts. While in Doha, Qatar, Secretary Napolitano will meet bilaterally with Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani on continued collaboration and increased security initiatives between the United States and Qatar. Later in Abu Dhabi, Secretary Napolitano will join U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca at the Gulf States Global Police Symposium where she will deliver remarks on the Department’s partnerships with the international law enforcement community. More details on the trip will be released once they are finalized.”