The Malta Independent 13 July 2020, Monday

Minister visits migrants on World Refugee Day

Malta Independent Thursday, 20 June 2013, 12:34 Last update: about 7 years ago

“There cannot be a common refugee policy in the EU unless all states acknowledge that some immigrants have to be relocated to other member states.” 

This was declared by the Manuel Mallia, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security this morning during a visit at the Family Centre in Hal Far Open centre on the occasion of World Refugee Day.

Manuel Mallia said that the Maltese society showed solidarity with immigrants who have traumatic experiences when leaving their countries because of persecution or imminent dangers for their lives. However due to our geographic limitations, the Maltese government was committed to continue meeting other countries so as to ensure that they their international obligations and accepted relocated migrants.

This morning, Minister Mallia said that everyone has rights and obligations and thus immigrants should also try to understand and accept Maltese traditions and cultures.

Minister Mallia thanked the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Jamaat in Malta for distributing fruits to the migrant community at the Hal Far Open Centre and also for promoting important principles for integration in the Maltese Community and thus being against every form of terrorism, fundamentalism and extremism.

Dr Mallia thanked also all the staff who works at the open and detention centres.

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