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Illegal migration tops the agenda at maiden Italy-Africa summit

Illegal migration tops the agenda at maiden Italy-Africa summit

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A key resolution has been passed at a Summit in Italy to get African countries to support the Italy’s plans against illegal migration.

Forty African countries took part in the deliberations.

The success of such a plan they however agreed requires the resolution of the security situation in Libya.

We have many young Senegalese who go to Libya from Niger, waiting for the slightest opportunity to embark on makeshift canoes for a better Europe. We must work more on security situation in Libya.

“We have many young Senegalese who go to Libya from Niger, waiting for the slightest opportunity to embark on makeshift canoes for a better Europe. We must work more on security situation in Libya,” Senegal’s Foreign Minister Mankeur N’Diaye said.

Italy is the main landing point for most African migrants.

“Our intention with the Compact Migration is to offer an Euro-African pact in exchange for large investments. We want to work together and manage all flows and migration and also the security aspect,” Mario Giro, Italian deputy foreign minister said.

Italy and Germany have recently explored investing nearly 10 billion euros in structural projects in seven African countries.

AFP