Busuttil calls for more transfers of refugees to the US

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil meets International Organization for Migration and UN development agency officials in New York

Simon Busuttil (second from right) together with UNDP officials El Kebir Mdarhri Alaoui, Narue Shiki, Mourad Wahba and Adel Abdellatif
Simon Busuttil (second from right) together with UNDP officials El Kebir Mdarhri Alaoui, Narue Shiki, Mourad Wahba and Adel Abdellatif

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil called on the International Organisation on Migration (IOM) to back programmes through which refugees in Malta and other EU countries are transferred to the US.

During a meeting held with IOM and the UN development agency officials in New York, Busuttil highlighted the fact that the US had in recent years taken some 2,000 refugees from Malta.

Busuttil noted that the US is in the process of taking in 500 migrants from Malta and said that IOM should support such initiatives and expend them to other EU countries.

In a separate meeting, Busuttil discussed the situation in Libya, Syria and Iraq with UNDP representatives and reiterated the PN’s support for international efforts aimed at curbing ISIS.

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