Valletta Summit on Migration

The Valletta Summit on Migration

The Valletta Summit on Migration is also known as the Valletta Conference on Migration. It is held in Valletta, Malta where Europe connects with Africa to discuss the migration crisis.

The summit aims to promote and develop a commitment between the continents to further assist migrants and help out in the crisis.

The overview of the commitment between European and Afiracan leaders was held at three venues in Valletta. The beginning of the Summit marked the opening ceremony at the Auberge de Castille. Malta is the smallest of the EU states, but a country with falling unemployment rate and a growing demand for a skillful force. Today’s Malta state healthcare system is available to all Maltese residents and the island has a thriving private healthcare system due to it’s constant investment and development.

Malta has been on the spotlights for a lot of immigrants trying to escape the war in the Middle East, hence the goal of the Summit is to demonstrate unity and assistance between worldwide leaders.

The history behind The Valletta Summit on Migration

Today, many migrants are entering European countries to seek for asylum. They seek a better life, a better future. The history behind the word “crisis” has been widely used since April 2015. Why then? During this timeline, a number of boats carrying migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea due to the fact of people trying to escape violent war conditions. As a result, the European Council held emergency meeting to evaluate the situation of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Leaders from the African Union and EU leaders came together to make decisions and commit to helping migrants.

The Valletta Summit on Migration overview

The Valletta Summit on Migration took place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta.

The Valletta Summit began with an opening ceremony in front of Auberge de Castille, where all leaders got together with a message to unite and help each other.

An agreement was signed on the 12th of November, 2015 which you can find here: action plan and political declaration here. 

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