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Readout Of Secretary Kelly’s Meeting With European Union Commissioner Avramopoulos

Release Date: 
February 8, 2017

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

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met with European Union (EU) Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos to discuss the strong partnership between DHS and the EU in the pursuit of global security.

The DHS-EU security relationship is focused on protecting our public and the transatlantic relationship from the threats of terrorism and irregular migration. Secretary Kelly emphasized the Department’s deep commitment to help the EU fight the terrorist threat, and lent his support to ongoing EU efforts to improve European capabilities in counterterrorism, and border and aviation security. Secretary Kelly highlighted U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ongoing support to EUROPOL on terrorism investigations.  Additionally, the Secretary offered to further collaborate on technology solutions to collect and analyze biometric and biographic information on travelers, irregular migrants and refugees.

The Department of Homeland Security is dedicated to the shared international security priorities with the European Union, and will continue to share information and best practices in the furtherance of these shared interests.

Secretary Kelly and European Union (EU) Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos meet to discuss the strong partnership between DHS and the EU in the pursuit of global security.

Secretary Kelly and European Union (EU) Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos meet to discuss the strong partnership between DHS and the EU in the pursuit of global security. (DHS Photo/Jetta Disco.)

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