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Paris summit on migration (28 August 2017): English translations of statements
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English translations of the statements produced following the EU-African summit on migration held in Paris on 28 August 2017. The translations were produced by the German state.

Joint statement: Addressing the Challenge of Migration and Asylum (pdf)

Non-paper: Protection missions for the resettling of refugees in Europe (pdf)

Background: African and European leaders agree action plan on migration crisis (The Guardian, link):

"Seven African and European leaders have met in Paris to try to build a new relationship aimed at cutting migration into Europe from northern Africa in return for aid.

On Monday, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain agreed to help Chad and Niger with border control to stem the flow of migrants through Libya and across the Mediterranean.

The EU has struggled to agree a coherent solution to the influx of people fleeing war, poverty and political upheaval in the Middle East and Africa, and the crisis is testing cooperation between member states.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the meeting, said afterwards that the issue was a “problem that concerns us all and that cannot be solved without us all”."

And see: Offshore processing of asylum claims and legal responsibility in "scenarios of extraterritorial complicity"

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