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Napolitano Travels to Middle East to Discuss Global Security Issues

s1_pic_gpo_052510Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is visiting the United Arab Emirates to meet with her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization to discuss ways to enhance global aviation security.

This is the fifth in a series of major international meetings hosted by ICAO member states in which the secretary will participate to build consensus on strengthening global aviation security, and to identify specific steps which nations can take individually and collectively to protect all passengers.

Before visiting UAE, Napolitano traveled to Saudi Arabia oat the invitation of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and met with top Saudi officials about a variety of global security issues. She also discussed counterterrorism, counterradicalization and cooperation on critical infrastructure protection, and delivered remarks to students and businesswomen about the importance of opportunities in education and the value of public service for women across the world.

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