Readout of Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Day One Meetings at the G7 Security Ministerial

On April 23, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined her foreign counterparts in Toronto, Canada for the G7 Security Ministerial. While in Toronto, Secretary Nielsen met with allies from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom as well as representatives from the European Union to discuss joint efforts to combat terrorism, bolster democratic institutions against outside interference, and hold Russia accountable.

Specifically, the group discussed efforts to identify and disrupt terrorist travel, as well as the importance of information sharing to protect our people from emerging threats. The G7 participants also outlined their strong opposition to foreign efforts to undermine democracy and discussed Russian malign activity overseas, online, and within G7 nations. Secretary Nielsen pressed G7 nations to continue calling out foreign adversaries for misbehavior—especially in cyberspace—and to deliver consequences to deter it.

Additionally, Secretary Nielsen held bilateral meetings with her counterparts from the EU, France, and Canada.

Later this evening, the group will meet regarding efforts to combat human trafficking worldwide.

(DHS Official Photo/Stephanie Lake)

Secretary Nielsen with G7 Allies

(DHS Official Photo/Stephanie Lake)

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