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New instrument for migration management

1 March 2012

On 7 December a conference dedicated to the recently-established Mobility Partnership between the EU and 10 partner countries, including Armenia, was held in Yerevan. The declaration, aimed at the resolution of migration issues, was signed on 27 October 2011 in Luxembourg.
The Partnership’s objective is to improve the mobility of people, at the same time trying to ensure better regulation of migration flows, better prevention and reduction of illegal immigration, as well as the best international standards of practice. Core ares of dialogue include mobility, integration of legal migration, the fight against illegal migration and trafficking, readmission, security of travel documentation, border management, asylum and international protection.
EU representative Onno Simons spoke about the agreement’s positive influence, saying that for Armenia this would mean better conditions and possibilities to work in the EU, the improvement of social and economic reintegration for migrants who voluntarily returned, as well as the promotion of diaspora investment. For the EU, this would mean better controlled migration policy, which is currently quite a serious problem.The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Regional Director, Renate Held, reiterated willingness on behalf of her office to support the implementation of the Mobility Partnership in Armenia, using the knowledge and practice gained in Georgia and Moldova.

The conference was organised by the European Union, the IOM and the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

New instrument for migration management

On 7 December a conference dedicated to the recently-established Mobility Partnership between the EU and 10 partner countries, including Armenia, was held in Yerevan. The declaration, aimed at the resolution of migration issues, was signed on 27 October 2011 in Luxembourg. The Partnership’s objective is to improve the mobility of people, at the same time trying to ensure better regulation of migration flows, better prevention and reduction of illegal immigration, as well as the best international standards of practice. Core ares of dialogue include mobility, integration of legal migration, the fight against illegal migration and trafficking, readmission, security of travel documentation, border management, asylum and international protection. EU representative Onno Simons spoke about the agreement’s positive influence, saying that for Armenia this would mean better conditions and possibilities to work in the EU, the improvement of social and economic reintegration for migrants who voluntarily returned, as well as the promotion of diaspora investment. For the EU, this would mean better controlled migration policy, which is currently quite a serious problem.The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Regional Director, Renate Held, reiterated willingness on behalf of her office to support the implementation of the Mobility Partnership in Armenia, using the knowledge and practice gained in Georgia and Moldova. The conference was organised by the European Union, the IOM and the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.