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European Commission - Statement

Aviation Security: Statement by Commissioners Dimitris Avramopoulos and Violeta Bulc following the phone conversation with U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly

Brussels, 30 May 2017

Today the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and the Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc had a positive and constructive phone conversation with U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly.

Both sides agreed to intensify talks both at technical and political level to find common solutions to mitigate potential threats to aviation security and work together to step up security requirements. 

No conclusion was reached today and no new announcement was made.

Discussions are ongoing in view of raising the bar for aviation security globally. 

The EU and U.S. will continue working together to secure EU and U.S. citizens' safety and global aviation security and to maintain clear lines of communication and strong cooperation going forward. 


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