Readout of U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Participation in the Virtual Ministerial with Home Affairs Ministers of the G6 Countries


Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met virtually with the Home Affairs Ministers of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom to advance cooperation against transnational crime, terrorism, and malign foreign interference. During the constructive dialogue, leaders discussed enhancing international sharing of law enforcement information, including through INTERPOL, and also addressed particular threats such as online child sexual exploitation and abuse, and trafficking and smuggling of humans. The ministerial was the Attorney General’s first international engagement in office.

U.S. Attorney General Garland was joined by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  The meeting was hosted and chaired by United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel. Other G6 attendees included French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński, Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, EU Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, and EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson.

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