“Stability and security in Africa are the main elements underpinning State-building and a platform for investment. This would benefit both investors and local populations in a way that addresses a number of root causes of migration, most importantly poverty, unemployment and youth disenchantment,” said Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela.
During a meeting with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, at the Ministry in Valletta views were exchanged on a number of humanitarian concerns. In this regard, the Minister and the Commissioner welcomed the efforts and the work being undertaken by the EU and its Member States to assist African countries, particularly in terms of investment.
The situation in Libya, matters relating to the Central Mediterranean migratory route, as well as the situation in countries where conflict remains rife also featured prominently during the discussions.
Commissioner Stylianides is in Malta to participate in the 33rd Session of the Africa Caribbean Pacific – European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly.