Justice Department Participates Virtually at G7 Meeting with Security Ministers
On Sept. 8-9, 2021, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco met remotely with G7 and EU Security Ministers, along with the Secretary General of INTERPOL, to discuss responding to the rapidly evolving events in Afghanistan, as well as countering racially and ethnically motivated extremism. They were joined by Deputy Secretary John Tien of the Department of Homeland Security, who attended the London meeting in person. The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security joined in a series of G7 ministerial commitments on emerging security risks and transnational crime issues. The Ministers committed to work together on:
- Countering violent extremism and terrorism;
- Addressing criminal conduct on the internet;
- Ensuring economic security is not undermined by the threat of serious and organized crime;
- Supporting global action to confront emerging issues affecting national and border security; and
- Strengthening international action against corruption and kleptocracies.