Posted by Public Affairs
Today, Secretary Napolitano finished her six-day international trip in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) meeting with senior UAE officials to discuss continued collaboration between our two nations on joint security initiatives.
The Secretary’s six-day international trip started in Paris, where she joined her counterparts from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom at the G6+1 Ministerial Meeting to discuss collaborative efforts to combat transnational crime, secure cyberspace and ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain.
Following Paris, Secretary Napolitano traveled to Qatar to sign a bilateral aviation security agreement and meet with senior Qatari officials to discuss continued collaboration and increased security initiatives between the United States and Qatar.
Yesterday, Secretary Napolitano was in Abu Dhabi where she met with international counterparts and delivered remarks to law enforcement officials from over 20 participating nations at the Gulf States Global Police Symposium, underscoring the importance of international policing and security partnerships. While in the UAE, Secretary Napolitano also met with UAE Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss the facilitation of legitimate trade and travel.
International security and the security of our homeland are inextricably linked. Today, the very nature of travel, trade, and commerce means that one vulnerability or gap anywhere across the globe has the ability to impact security thousands of miles away. That means our security must be a shared responsibility—among governments, the private sector, individuals and communities.