Coordinator Painter Travel to France and Lithuania

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 7, 2016

U.S. Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter will lead a delegation of U.S. officials to Paris, France September 8-9 to discuss bilateral cooperation on a range of cyber issues. The U.S. delegation includes representatives from the National Security Council, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director for National Intelligence and the Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice, and Defense. The visit aims to build upon the existing strong relationship with France on a variety of security issues of mutual importance.

Coordinator Painter will then travel to Vilnius, Lithuania on September 13-14 to lead a delegation of U.S. officials from the Departments of State, Commerce, and Defense to the third annual High Level Nordic-Baltic and USA Cybersecurity Roundtable. This roundtable will build upon commitments made in the 2013 U.S.-Baltic Presidential Summit and discussion in previous roundtable meetings in Tallinn (2014) and Helsinki (2015).

These discussions demonstrate the United States’ commitment to a “whole-of-government” approach to engagement with key partners on cyber issues and the effort to promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet that benefits all users.

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