Attorney General Eric Holder and Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defense Alan Shatter met today ahead of the U.S.-E.U. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting tomorrow.
After today's meeting, Attorney General Holder said, "It was a pleasure to meet with Minister Shatter again, and to be able to congratulate him on the successes of the Irish Presidency. We are committed to working with the Minister and our other EU partners to continue to fight transnational crime and terrorism, while protecting the rights of citizens both in EU Member States and in the United States."
Minister Shatter stated, "I am delighted to have this opportunity to meet with the US Attorney General Eric Holder today. Our meeting underlines the shared concerns of Ireland and the US in tackling issues of international crime, particularly serious and organised crime. We both agreed that we will continue to work to further enhance co-operation in the fight against crime."