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Germany’s Expectations On The EU Agreed Africa Summit On The Refugee Crisis

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EU and Africa aim to strengthen cooperation





Leaders of the EU and Africa will be advised on 11 and 12 November, as the refugee crisis can be mastered. Partnership – they want to talk about securing peace and stability in Africa – but also about economic development and the fight against the causes of flight.

The Federal Cabinet in its meeting on the expectations of the federal government to the EU agreed-Africa summit.

Expectations for the summit

All European Councils and Special Meeting 2015 have dealt with the refugee issue and the opportunities of migration. The meeting in Valletta, Malta serves mainly to the cooperation EU to deepen with countries of origin and transit countries.

The EU looks forward to progress in the fields of combating smuggling and causes of flight and for the repatriation of refugees. From the perspective of the Federal Government, it is important that the Summit will start a process that leads to concrete actions that curb irregular migration. In addition to the already allocated financial means Germany will provide an additional three million euros. 

Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated at a meeting with French President Hollande in August 2015: At a meeting Go to repatriation agreements with African countries. But “above all, to combat the causes of flight, where appropriate, to the redeployment of funds, even more efforts to ensure a dignified life in refugee camps, just within Syria.”

The aim of the meeting in Valletta are a political declaration and an action plan with five priorities:

  • Combating causes of flight through intensified efforts to promote peace, stability and economic development
  • Promotion and organization of legal migration routes
  • Protection for migrants and asylum seekers, especially for vulnerable groups
  • Combating the smuggling of migrants
  • Improving cooperation in the repatriation and readmission.

Continue migration dialogues with Africa

The conference aims to build on the existing cooperation between Europe and Africa. At the meeting, the EU member states, the countries participating in the Rabat- and the Khartoum process countries, the observer at the Rabat process and representatives of the Commission of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations and the Office invited for International Migration.

The Rabat process is a Euro-African dialogue on migration and development. The process depends largely on the in ECOWAS federated States. Focuses on border management, eliminate irregular migration and refugee protection. The Khartoum process called the on the fight against human trafficking and smuggling limited cooperation EU with the Commission of the African Union and states along the migratory routes in the Horn of Africa.

The summit is an initiative of the German Chancellor at special ER back on April 23. She has worked in recent months to provide, prepare the meeting with the African leaders intensively.

Expected execution

The EU -Afrikagipfel takes place in Valletta on 11 and 12 November. After being welcomed by the Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and EU – Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker before the Government Palace, the Heads of Government a monument commemorating the EU -Afrika- summit inaugurating the 2015th

In the early evening the first working session begins. After that, the summit participants will meet the family photo. With a second round of meetings, the summit concludes.


[photo credits: “US Navy 090525-N-4774B-032 Somali migrants in a disabled skiff wait for assistance from Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)” by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker – This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 090525-N-4774B-032 ]



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