Tunisia deal must be respected says Tajani

A migrant deal between the EU and Tunisia must be respected, Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said Monday.

Tajani was talking to the Italian med at the UN on EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell’s reservations on the accord.

He said the Memorandum of Understanding on stepping up cooperation to curb migrant departures and the activities of smuggling gangs in exchange for funding had been signed by the European Commission and therefore must be respected.

The deal was sealed during a visit to Tunisia in mid-July by EC chief Ursula von der Leyen, Premier Giorgia Meloni and Dutch PM Mark Rutte.

Source: Ansa News Agency (ANA)