Morocco supports the response of the international community to the tragedy of migrants in Libya.
The Kingdom of Morocco has announced that planes have been committed to facilitate the imminent repatriation of at least 3800 migrants promised by Alpha Condé on President of the African Union.
“President Macron informed us that the King of Morocco has decided to put planes at the disposal of the working group so that he can immediately take care of refugees, which we are satisfied, you have seen now that Africa do not wait, we are capable of it.
We have asked the European Union to support Morocco’s efforts so that we can repatriate as many as 3,800 migrants heading for the airport, “said Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and the African Union.
At the end of the 5th Europe-Africa Summit in Abidjan, the leaders of the European Union, the United Nations and the African Union have agreed on an emergency plan to dismantle smuggling networks and repatriate migrants in distress, as well as putting an end to human rights violations in Libya.
Another strong measure is the setting up of an “operational task force” composed of European and African police and intelligence services. It must be remembered that about 400,000 to 700,000 migrants are in Libya, most of them housed in about 42 camps.
The three international bodies have also agreed on asset freezes and financial sanctions against identified smugglers.
European Council President Donald Tusk, who described the reports on migrants sold as slaves by Libyan smugglers as “terrifying”, said he had called on EU countries to “rebuild a fund for Africa”.