For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
WASHINGTON— Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Joe Nimmich, Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mark Butt, and DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin met with Republic of Korea Minister of Public Safety and Security Park Inyong to discuss a range of shared homeland security-related issues, including critical infrastructure protection, counterterrorism cooperation, and lessons learned on disaster management and preparedness.
Secretary Johnson and Minister Park discussed the importance of domestic information sharing and coordination to prepare for and respond to disasters, including terrorist incidents. The two sides also shared lessons learned regarding effective communication with domestic stakeholders as well as means to foster unity of effort among government agencies. Both sides committed to continue dialogue and cooperation.
Secretary Johnson and Minister Park emphasized opportunities for increased cooperation on emergency preparedness and management, especially between U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, and the Republic of Korea Ministry of Public Safety and Security. Secretary Johnson underscored the Department’s willingness to provide training and support to enhance international partners’ emergency management capabilities while strengthening bilateral relationships.
Secretary Johnson and Minister Park meet to discuss cooperation on a number of shared security-related issues (DHS Photo/Barry Bahler)
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