Migration: EU and Jordan sign a new partnership

Negotiations to facilitate visas for Schengen to Jordanians

09 October, 18:38

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, OCTOBER 09 - The EU and Jordan have officially established a 'Mobility Partnership'. Twelve EU Member States are participating in this partnership: Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden. Through this cooperation, according to the EU Commission, the EU and Jordan "agree to ensure that the movement of persons is managed as effectively as possible, allowing for concrete actions to further improve the situation in the way migration, asylum and borders are dealt with". "The EU and Jordan will step up efforts to better prevent human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants while at the same time paving the way for the start of negotiations on an agreement to facilitate the procedures for the issuing of Schengen visas to citizens of Jordan" the EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said. "The Partnership will also support Jordan's remarkable efforts in providing stability and refuge in the region", she added. (ANSAmed)
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