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Switzerland and U.K. Boost Security Collaboration

The United Kingdom and Switzerland have signed an agreement committing to continue their work in tackling cross-border crime and terrorism after Brexit.

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Swiss counterpart, Karin Keller-Sutter, agreeing to work closely on areas such as counterterrorism and financial crime, while also looking to increase information sharing and closer working between police forces.

The U.K. and Switzerland already work closely on internal security, on a bilateral basis and through international channels. The U.K. National Crime Agency and Swiss Federal Police fedpol work together to tackle joint threats including cybercrime, child sexual exploitation, firearms and money laundering. Intelligence on live investigations is regularly shared between Swiss law enforcement and law enforcement partners around the UK.

The MoU signals a joint intention to reinforce and build upon this cooperation in future, regardless of what may happen if the U.K. leaves the European Union.

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