Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa O. Monaco’s Meeting With French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve
Today, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco met with French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve at the White House to discuss opportunities to enhance the strong and ongoing U.S.-French cooperation on countering violent extremism and counterterrorism. Today’s meeting builds on their January 28 meeting in Paris and reflects the long tradition of joint cooperation on a range of security and counterterrorism issues. Ms. Monaco and Minister Cazeneuve discussed ways to build on the momentum from the countering violent extremism summit this week, particularly in bolstering partnerships with civil society and social media companies. Additionally, they discussed ways the United States and France can continue to advance efforts to address the threat of foreign fighters, including by enhancing information sharing.