French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to visit the United States
The Minister is visiting Washington, DC, and New York on February 9 and 10.
On February 9 and 10, French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira will visit Washington, D.C. and New York to discuss joint French and American initiatives against terrorism, the fight against racism, anti-Semitism, and discrimination and the rule of law.
On Monday morning, Minister Taubira will meet with her American counterpart, Attorney General Eric Holder, to speak about bilateral anti-terrorist efforts between France and the U.S. following the attacks in Paris, as well as the upcoming Global conference to counter violent extremism in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, she will meet with José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States. They will discuss criminal cooperation with Latin American countries, as well as the penal policies of France regarding antiterrorism, and efforts being taken by the Americas to combat terrorism.
Minister Taubira will appear on MSNBC’s Mitchell Reports with Andrea Mitchell at 12:30 pm EST on Monday. She will also meet with NGOs and Think Tanks to discuss human rights and criminal justice initiatives.
In New York, Minister Taubira will give a speech to the Counter-Terrorism Committee in presence of the representatives from the United Nations Security Council members. Minister Taubira will then meet with permanent representatives of the Sahel countries and exchange with them and other ambassadors on France’s actions in the region. Before returning to France, Minister Taubira will visit Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial to pay tributes to the victims of 9/11.