The EU Welcomes Morocco’s Decision To Settle The Issue Of Unaccompanied Minors In Europe

His Majesty has expressed on several occasions, the Kingdom's clear and firm commitment to accepting the return of unaccompanied minors who had been fully identified.

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The European Union welcomed, yesterday, Tuesday, Morocco’s decision to resolve the issue of unaccompanied Moroccan minors who are in an irregular situation in some European countries.

In this regard, Olivér Várhelyi, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations said, “I welcome this important announcement by Morocco today regarding the readmission of unaccompanied minors”.

“We will continue our close cooperation with Morocco to raise migration challenges and strengthen our bilateral partnership to serve common interests”, emphasized the European official, in a statement via Twitter.

The Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs announced, earlier, through a joint communiqué, that His Majesty King Mohammed VI had given instructions to the two Ministries to settle the issue of unaccompanied Moroccan minors in an irregular situation in some European countries.

The communiqué stated that His Majesty had expressed on several occasions, including to foreign heads of state, the Kingdom’s clear and firm commitment to accepting the return of unaccompanied minors who had been fully identified.

The communiqué affirmed that Morocco is ready to cooperate, as it has always done, with European countries and the European Union in order to settle this issue, noting that the Kingdom hopes that the European Union and the countries concerned will be able to overcome the constraints imposed to facilitate this process.

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