U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen visited Egypt on Monday, December 10, to discuss ways to counter transnationals threats.
“Today, Secretary Nielsen will travel to Cairo, Egypt, as part of her ongoing dialogue with foreign leaders about the ways we, as international partners, can work together to combat emerging transnational threats,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared in a press release on Monday.
During her visit to Egypt, Nielsen held a meeting with Defense Minister General Mohamed Zaki, in which they discussed issues of mutual concern as well as the latest developments in the region.
The two parties tackled boosting cooperation between the two countries in the fields of security, exchange of information and combating transnational crimes. Nielsen, meanwhile, stressed the depth of relations between the two countries in different fields.
Furthermore, Nielsen held talks with Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Younis al-Masry. She declared that United States commercial flights to Egypt were announced to be set for recommencement starting January of next year.
During the meeting, she declared that United States commercial flights to Egypt were announced to be set for recommencement starting January of next year. The officials also addressed several concerns of common interest related to the air transport industry. They also agreed to develop a relevant memorandum of understanding signed between Cairo and Washington in 1997.
Washington suspended cargo flights coming from Egypt in November 2015, a few days after a Russian plane crash in late October 2015 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed all the 224 people on board.
Nielsen was nominated on October 12, 2017 as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security by President Donald Trump. She was confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 2017.
The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the U.S. and the safety of U.S. citizens.