Cyprus Interior Minister, Nicos Nouris, travels on Thursday to Vilnius, Lithuania, to participate in a European conference on the management of external borders being held on January 20-21.
According to a press release issued by the Interior Ministry, the Conference will focus on European border security, in light of the increasing migration flows, and the recent developments and challenges with regards to the instrumentalization of illegal migration for political reasons by third countries.
Participants are expected to discuss, among other issues, ways to address migration challenges that member states face both on land and maritime borders and a look into the prospects of improving repatriations of third-country nationals to their countries of origin.
During his stay in Vilnius, the Interior Minister will have bilateral contacts with his counterparts of Lithuania, Austria and Denmark, as well as other European officials.
Nouris will return to Cyprus on Saturday morning.