Immigration: EU to sign agreement with Tunisia

Talks completed; partnership to foster worker mobility

18 November, 16:57

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 18 - A partnership agreement on mobility will soon be signed between the EU and Tunisia, according to the conclusions of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

    The 28 EU ministers for foreign affairs wrote that the European Union and Tunisia had pledged to bolster their cooperation in migration and asylum issues and that talks for a partnership for mobility between the two had been completed.

    Internal procedures are underway for it to be officially signed soon.

    The statement went on to say that the EU would be dealing with the challenges concerning the Lampedusa tragedy, in part through the European Commission-led task force for the Mediterranean. In June, the EU drew up an agreement of this type with Morocco as part of a plan to open up more legal immigration channels for countries where large numbers of migrants come from and transit through, while at the same time agreeing to work together against criminal networks and to establish clear regulations concerning repatriation. (ANSAmed).

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