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Spanish PM Highlights Morocco's Role as Strategic Actor in Migration Policy

Madrid   -  
Spanish Prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, highlighted, Wednesday, Morocco's important role as a "strategic actor" for Spain in migration policy, particularly in the fight against illegal immigration.
Spanish PM Highlights Morocco's Role as Strategic Actor in Migration Policy
24 October 2018

Speaking before the Spanish Congress of deputies about his participation in the Summit of EU heads of State and government held on 17-18 October in Brussels, Sanchez stressed the Kingdom's role in controlling migration flows and combating illegal immigration.

In this regard, Sanchez noted that he had defended, at the summit, the need for the European Union to set up a plan to assist Morocco in managing the migration challenge, especially with the sharp increase in the arrivals of irregular migrants recorded in recent months along the western Mediterranean route.

He added that this is a medium and long-term initiative, whose objective is to face the challenge that this phenomenon represents for Morocco, a country with which "Spain has important relations in the various areas".

Sanchez recalled that this initiative concerns "a contribution of at least 140 million Euros of European funds" to Morocco's efforts to manage migratory flows.

Last modified : 24 October 2018

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