Interior Minister to discuss migration issues during official meetings in India

Interior Minister, Nicos Nouris, will discuss migration issues during a series of official meetings he will hold in India.

A press release issued by the Interior Ministry said that Nouris flies to New Delhi on Wednesday and will have official meetings there. On November 18 he will meet with his Indian counterpart, Nitya Nand Rai, with whom he will discuss issues concerning migration.

More specifically, they will hold deliberations aiming at concluding a bilateral agreement for the readmission of citizens with no residence permit, and will look into ways of cooperation between Cyprus and India to combat illegal migration and promote legal migration, as well as the exchange of know-how in the sector of external borders security.

In the framework of his visit to New Delhi, the Minister will also meet with a delegation of the African Union, to talk about ways to tackle the exploitation of African immigrants, who are sent to EU countries, including Cyprus, by traffickers’ networks. Moreover they will discuss about the secure return of African migrants and the provision of help by the EU to Africa, with a view to create job opportunities.

Source: Cyprus News Agency