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BRUSSELS – A U.S. government delegation is in Belgium to promote greater intelligence-sharing by Belgian and European authorities in the wake of the March bombings that killed 32 victims in Brussels.
Lisa Monaco, assistant to the U.S. president for homeland security and counterterrorism, said Tuesday that "what we have learned in the hard work that we did and continue to do after 9/11 is the importance of sharing information, both across our services as well as rapidly with our international partners."
Monaco said she will meet Wednesday with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. The March 22 suicide attacks in Brussels, as well as the November attacks that killed 130 victims in Paris, bared numerous shortcomings in Belgium's response, including breakdowns in communication between law enforcement agencies and with other countries.