For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
ISCHIA, ITALY – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today met with Italian Minister of the Interior Marco Minniti at the meeting of the G7 Interior Ministers. The Secretary and the Minister signed the Secure Real Time Platform (SRTP) Implementing Arrangement, which enhances the ability of both countries to identify known or suspected terrorists, irregular migrants, and other persons of interest through the automated exchange of fingerprints.
Acting Secretary Duke and Minister Minniti also discussed raising global aviation security standards, continued cooperation between the United States and Italy on counterterrorism and migration management, initiating bilateral preclearance negotiations, and the importance of maintaining the flow of passenger screening data between the European Union and the United States in observance of existing international agreements.
(DHS Official Photo/Jetta Disco)