VIENNA, 28 June 2011 – Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will address a meeting of representatives from the 56 OSCE participating States on Friday.
Napolitano is expected to discuss U.S. co-operation with the OSCE, including its support of the Organization's work to combat transnational threats, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, organized crime, cybercrime, terrorism and violent extremism.
Border security and U.S. support for the OSCE’s efforts to enhance international aviation and global supply chain security while facilitating legal trade and travel are also topics expected to be discussed in the speech, to be delivered at a joint meeting of the Permanent Council and the Forum for Security Co-operation.
The Permanent Council and the Forum for Security Co-operation are the OSCE's main regular decision-making bodies.
Journalists are invited to cover the speech, set to start at 9 a.m. on Friday, 1 July, in the Hofburg Congress Centre's Neuer Saal. A news conference will start at 10 a.m. in room 201.
For admittance to the Hofburg Congress Centre, please bring a valid press card to the security desk (main entrance from the Heldenplatz). Parking is available for the press during the event in the OSCE-reserved parking area on Heldenplatz. Temporary parking permits must be collected from the security desk.