• publish: 16 January 2016
  • time: 11:30 am
  • category: International
  • No: 3025

EU to deal with “the root causes” of migrant crisis

The European Union (EU) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, on Friday called on European institutions to deal with “the root causes” of the migrant and refugee crisis.

In a meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Stylianides said that “political solutions” must be found in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Tolo News reported.

“This unprecedented [migrant] crisis is obviously very complicated. I recognize that maybe we can see more influxes towards Western Balkan corridor. This is why, as European Union, as European institutions, we deal with the root causes,” he said.

“We must address the root causes of the refugee crisis. We must fight [for a] political solution inside Syria, inside Afghanistan, inside Iraq,” the EU commissioner added.

He also said that European institutions have made a lot of initiatives in Syria in order to persuade people to stay in their country.

Meanwhile, the Serbian Prime Minister said that his country will fulfill all its obligations regarding migrants and refugees in order to protect them.

“We will fulfill all the obligations we receive from the European Union as a serious, responsible country, by protecting the rights of these people, respecting their human rights, and at the same time, do what was agreed and what is an overall EU policy,” the Serbian Prime Minister added.

This comes after an increasing number of Afghans leave the country to European countries on a daily basis to seek better lives and economy.

The Afghan government recently vowed to address the challenges in the country and provide job opportunity for the young folks.

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