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Europe must respect migrants’ rights: Ministers

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Enzo Moavero Milanesi. (File Photo: IANS) by .
Enzo Moavero Milanesi.

Europe must save migrants and uphold their human rights and international law, Italy’s Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi and his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soreide said…reports Asian Lite News

UNITED NATIONS, April 24, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Norway's Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide addresses the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at the UN headquarters in New York, April 24, 2018. UN General Assembly's High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace kicked here on Tuesday and is to run through Wednesday. (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS) by .
Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide

“People must be rescued,” Moavero told reporters at a joint press conference with Eriksen Soreide after talks with her at the Foreign Ministry in Rome.

“Those who have the right to asylum should be given shelter as a refugee while the others must be saved and possibly repatriated,” he said.

Eriksen Soreide agreed with Moavero that European Union states should respect migrants’ human rights under international law and take part in a European solution to migration.

“The challenge is too big for one country to take on alone,” she said.

Norway took part in past European responses to the migration crisis and will continue to do so in future, Eriksen Soreide underlined.

“Our position is clear: international obligations and human rights must be respected,” Eriksen Søreide underlined.