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July 7, 2019

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich Returns from Overseas Travel

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich traveled this past week to the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia to meet with key international partners. During the trip, Bowdich met with national security and law enforcement leaders to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to our shared security.

While in the Philippines, Bowdich met with the leadership of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police and was also able to participate in a working group discussion focusing on cybersecurity.

During his stop in Vietnam, Bowdich met with the leadership in the Ministry of Public Security and participated in a series of discussions that included countering cybercrime and combating child sex tourism. He also had the opportunity to tour the Hỏa Lò Prison Memorial and the temple of literature.

On his final stop in Indonesia, Bowdich was able to celebrate the Fourth of July with U.S. Embassy personnel and partners. While in Indonesia, he met with leaders from the Indonesian National Police as well as the Corruption Eradication Commission and highlighted the successful collaboration with Indonesian law enforcement during multiple investigations targeting corruption, terrorism, and cybercrime.

Throughout his trip, Deputy Director Bowdich found himself meeting with several FBI National Academy graduates in their official capacities within their home agencies. In all of his meetings, Bowdich reaffirmed the FBI’s commitment to cooperation and expressed the gratitude of the FBI for continued collaboration in the face of shared global challenges.