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EU technical team to visit Cyprus for additional assistance on migration

October 22, 2018 at 11:38am
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A technical team of the EU Directorate General on Migration will visit Cyprus on Tuesday to meet with officials and discuss additional assistance to Cyprus which faces increased migration flows.

The visit comes following the discussions held in Nicosia between Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos with the Cyprus Ministerial Committee last month as well as Nicosia’s actions to the EU institutions over the increased influx of migration to the island.

“At the instructions of Avramopoulos, a technical team of the DG General on Migration will visit Cyprus to meet Cypriot officials to examine ways for additional assistance through the Emergency Funds of the Asylum Funds,” Petrides told CNA.

The visit was agreed during the meeting between Avramopoulos and the Ministerial Committee on Asylum.

According to Petrides, the meetings will determine the additional assistance to be granted to Cyprus both by the Emergency Fund and other funds.

(Cyprus News Agency)