Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield and European External Action Service Director for North America and the Caribbean Tomas Dupla del Moral, Co-Chairs of the Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks, signed and issued the Symposium’s Final Report on November 7. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the European Union (EU) European External Action Service (EEAS) co-hosted the Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks on May 17-19, 2011, in Lisbon, Portugal.
More than 300 senior law enforcement and judicial officials from over 65 countries, including representatives from the United States, the European Union (represented by the EEAS and the European Commission including the European Anti-Fraud Office) and its Member States, Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean and West Africa, participated. Among senior representatives of international and regional organizations included officials from the G8, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Economic Community of West African States, the Organization of American States, INTERPOL, EUROPOL, and the Intergovernmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa.
The Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs also released the Co-Chairs’ Summary of Outcomes of the Trans-Pacific Symposium’s Workshop on Combating Corruption and Illicit Trade. More than 125 law enforcement and other government officials from 30 Asia-Pacific economies and representatives of regional and international organisations attended a workshop held under the auspices of the Trans-Pacific Symposium in Phuket, Thailand from 27-29 October 2011. The Phuket workshop was co-hosted by the governments of Thailand and the United States, in partnership with The Colombo Plan and other international partners.
The Trans-Atlantic Symposium Final Report will be available at the Symposium’s official website: http://eeas.europa.eu/events/symposium2011 and on Department of State INL website at: http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/176927.htm. The Trans-Pacific Workshop Co-Chair’s Summary of Outcomes will also be posted on Department of State INL website at http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/176681.htm