Greek delegation discusses cooperation over migration with Cyprus officials

A delegation from the Ministry of Migration and Asylum of Greece visited Cyprus between 31 October and 1 November, with the aim of further expanding cooperation and exchanging good practices.


According to an announcement of the Ministry of Interior, representatives of the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum, headed by the General Secretary of Reception of Asylum Seekers Manos Logothetis, met with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior Dr. Costas Constantinou and officials from the Ministry of Interior, the Asylum Service, the Department of Town Planning and Housing, as well as representatives from other relevant state services, such as the Aliens and Immigration Service and the Social Welfare Services, to discuss issues related to the areas of migration and asylum in the two countries.


As noted, during the meeting, each country presented the current situation regarding the challenges they face in the field of irregular migration due to the ever-increasing migration flows, and exchanged views and good practices in order to jointly address problems arising from the excessive pressures faced by the two countries.


It is added that during their visit, the representatives of the Greek Ministry visited the Pournara First Reception Centre, as well as the Kofinou and Limnes Accommodation Centres, and the Detention Centre in Menoyia, while they also visited a shelter for unaccompanied minors, under the supervision of the Social Welfare Services.


Constantinou and Logothetis agreed to expand contacts and cooperation between the Ministries of the two countries for the exchange of experiences, good practices and information, as well as the conclusion of a Memorandum of Cooperation on issues within their respective areas of responsibility, the statement concluded.


Source: Cyprus News Agency

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