Rabat, Morocco hosts African conference on migration

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The Moroccan capital, Rabat, will on 22 May host an African parliamentary conference on migration, a communiqué issued by the Moroccan parliament in Rabat said on Monday.

The three-day meeting, which will be held under the theme, “Africa and Migration : Challenges, Problems and Solutions”, is being organised by the Moroccan parliament in line with decisions of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union at its 51st session held in November 2007 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meeting, according to the communiqué, will complete the results and recommendations of the Euro-African ministerial conference on migration and development held in July 2006 in Morocco during which the Rabat Declaration was adopted.

Participating countries at that meeting expressed their political commitment to work for the management of migratory flows at security and development levels.

Organised with the support of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the conference is aimed at deepening knowledge in international legislations on migration.

There will also be presentations of experiences on the protection of the rights of migrants, exchange of views on regional and international migrations and the appropriate means to manage and review the correlation between migration and development.

Several African countries are expected to participate in the conference that will also see presentations by a host of experts from international organisations. Panapress .

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