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US, Germany announce new information sharing agreement

US, Germany announce new information sharing agreement
Pact to be signed Wednesday in Washington

WASHINGTON (AA) - The U.S. and Germany have agreed on a new accord aimed at increasing information sharing to help thwart potential terrorist attacks, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced.

Speaking alongside his German counterpart, Thomas de Maiziere, on Tuesday in Washington, Johnson announced the new agreement, highlighting that he had seen an increased commitment from EU leaders to work on joint measures to combat terrorism following deadly attacks in European capitals.

He welcomed Europe’s “increased commitment” to jointly combat terrorism, according to German media network Deutsche Welle.

“Terrorism is a threat to all of us,” de Maiziere added, stressing the need to cooperate internationally.

De Maiziere will reportedly sign the agreement Wednesday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the U.S. Justice Department.

Thirty-two people were killed in multiple bomb attacks in Brussels in March, and 130 others were killed in separate gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris last November, both of which were claimed by Daesh.

source: News Feed
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