Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy Elizabeth Neumann concluded on Thursday her four-day visit to Greece.
The visit took place in the context of an ongoing law enforcement and counterterrorism cooperation between Greece and the US, and in preparation for the inaugural US-Greece Strategic Dialogue scheduled to take place next month.
During her visit, Neumann met with Minister of Citizen Protection Olga Gerovassili, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougkalos, representatives from New Democracy and think tanks, and law enforcement officials. On Chios, she met with Mayor Vournous, Hellenic national police, coast guard and FRONTEX and visited the Migrant Reception Center and Chios Port.
?In all her meetings, Assistant Secretary Neumann stressed that her visit will provide an important basis for the discussions conducted during the US-Greece Strategic Dialogue on December 13,? the US Embassy in Athens said in an announcement issued on Thursday.
?We are pleased with Greece’s strong cooperation through the Visa Waiver Program, as well as efforts to deepen our counter-terrorism and security cooperation, including on border security and information exchange. I also have a broader understanding of the challenges we all face from the migration crisis and the impact it has had on the Greek islands,? Neumann said.