EU-Egypt migration dialogue launched covering migration-related issues

December 18, 2017
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The Egypt-EU Migration Dialogue was formally launched by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh SHOUKRY, and EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris AVRAMOPOULOS, on the 16th of December in Cairo. It is followed by a Senior Officials Meeting on the 17th of December.

The Dialogue will cover all migration-related issues, from the fight against smuggling and trafficking to the promotion of legal channels of migration and mobility, and from the prevention of irregular migration to the protection of asylum seekers and refugees, in a comprehensive and balanced approach. It will contribute to identifying joint EU-Egypt initiatives with a view to addressing common migration challenges both in the short and longer term. It will promote mutual understanding and information-sharing, exchange of best practices and expertise, as well as capacity building.

Commissioner Avramopoulos said: “Egypt is a strategic partner for the EU on many fronts. We share a common interest in securing sustainable stability and security in Egypt and the surrounding region, as well as in managing migration better together. Today we make an important step ahead in EU-Egypt cooperation for the coming years, which is equally beneficial for our societies as well as for the migrants themselves.”


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The European Union Delegation to Egypt

Countries covered:

  • Egypt