UfM fully supports final declaration of EU-Africa Migration Summit
November 13, 2015
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has expressed its strong support to the focus given by the final declaration of the EU-Africa Summit on Migration, held in Malta, on 11-12 November, to the root causes of migration and the need to address them in a comprehensive approach through development, job creation and investment opportunities.
Through its activities, the UfM directly contributes to the objectives set by the Valletta Summit in its final conclusions. It supports 33 regional projects worth a total of €5 billion focused on youth employability, inclusive growth, women’s empowerment, sustainable development and infrastructures.
The UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi, who was invited as observer to the Summit, welcomed the agreement on creating the “EU Emergency Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa”. “[This] demonstrates a strong will to invest in the development of concrete actions and to foster the synergies between different institutions. The UfM will continue to contribute actively to these objectives,” he said. (EU Neighbourhood Info)