Visit of the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, to Spain

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas made his first official visit to Spain on June 22 and 23.  During his stay, Secretary Mayorkas met with high ranking officials from the Spanish government, among them Vice-President and Minister of Economy, Nadia Calviño, the Minister of Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and National Security Advisor, Miguel Ángel Ballesteros. During these meetings, they discussed common security threats, including violent extremism and cybercrime, particularly ransomware, digital challenges and opportunities, information sharing such as the transmission and retention of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, and migration.