Immigration: Ban Ki-moon, more legal channels towards Europe

UN secretary general, you have riches to be shared

23 June, 12:51

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    STRASBOURG - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he counted on Europe as a leader of global solidarity, addressing the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe to call for the opening of ''more legal channels'' for immigration towards Europe. ''European countries are richer and have the ability to share their prosperity with others'', said the secretary general.
    For this reason, he said he continues to call on ''European leaders to look at the fundamental causes'' of migration flows, while at the same time and most importantly at saving human lives and providing humanitarian assistance. He also stressed that more legal channels towards Europe are necessary for migrants because this will reduce the number of people who risk their lives.
    ''I call on this organization to help those who look at Europe for protection from tyranny, from the lack of the rule of law and deprivation'', stressed Ban Ki-moon, urging MPs to protect the rights of people fleeing conflicts, persecution, poverty and the lack of decent jobs. (ANSAmed).

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