REQUEST TO ‘STOP IRREGULAR IMMIGRATION’ FROM ITALY TO TUNISIA
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio posted on Facebook, referring to the increasing immigrant arrivals from Tunisia to their country in the last few weeks, saying, “What is happening with Tunisia now? We are faced with an unprecedented influx of immigrants made with small boats. Tunisia is a safe country for us. It is not a country where people fled from war or persecution. Therefore, I want to tell Tunisian citizens that they cannot get a residence permit here.” he spoke.
Di Maio said that they should also accelerate the return of immigrants to Tunisia, otherwise they would not be able to balance the arrivals, and that they are waiting for concrete steps to stop migration from Tunisia.
Di Maio stated that they should prevent immigrants’ arrival, not immigrant arrivals, and said, “We should make a new agreement on irregular migration. Secondly; here we must take steps to prevent migration with Albania in the 1990s. Thanks to this agreement, boats carrying immigrants were rendered unusable. In this way, organized crime organizations can be prevented from arranging this trip. “
The Italian Minister stated that they are friends with Tunisia, but on the other hand they are at risk in terms of health and national security with the influx of immigration. “I demand that the 6.5 million euro allocation be suspended until cooperation with the broader plan we ask the Tunisian authorities,” said Di Maio, who raised aid for Tunisia. Di Maio said, “We will do whatever we need to do for a new agreement with Tunisia to stop this influx of migration. This flow of migrants is not sustainable in such a period of health crisis.” used expressions.
Di Maio also stressed the need to operate “redistribution” mechanism within the framework of their agreement in Malta within the European Union (EU) last September.