Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa O. Monaco's Visit to the United Kingdom
Today, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa O. Monaco concluded a series of meetings with Home Secretary Theresa May, Deputy National Security Advisor Paddy McGuinness, and other senior British security and intelligence officials on a range of bilateral security and counterterrorism issues, including our shared efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL, counter violent extremism, enhance our intelligence cooperation, and interdict the flow of foreign fighters. Ms. Monaco emphasized our solidarity with the United Kingdom and other European partners in the fight against violent extremism and discussed domestic and international countering violent extremism programs.
Noting that the United Kingdom is one of our strongest partners in the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Ms. Monaco discussed a number of ways we can continue to enhance our respective whole-of-government efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL, including targeted efforts to interdict foreign fighter transit. Ms. Monaco and British officials also discussed plans to bolster information sharing with European counterparts on potential threats to the United States and Europe.