Elaine Duke, actingÂ secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has discussed counterterrorism efforts with foreign leaders during a visit to the U.K. and a meeting of senior officials from G7 nations in Italy.
DHS said Saturday Duke met with her British counterpartÂ Amber Rudd and withÂ top officials from the U.K. Home Office to discuss terrorist threats and forge agreements onÂ transatlantic cooperation.
Duke and Rudd agreed to work with technology companies on digital efforts to combat terrorists;Â help non-government partners counter terrorist trends and tactics throughÂ joint threat assessments and briefings; and collaborate onÂ aviation security initiatives.
The interim DHS secretary also joined talks onÂ information sharing; challenges posed by foreign fighters; and the push to mitigate online terrorist recruitment and radicalization during the G7 Interior Ministers’ Meeting in Ischia, Italy.
Duke also held bilateral meetings with leaders from Italy, Canada, France and the European Union to talk about existing partnerships on counterterrorism and aviation security as well as plans to expand such efforts.