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EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson visits Cyprus to discuss migration

Commissioner for Internal Affairs continues her tour, focusing on EU's Action Plan for the Eastern Mediterranean route; scheduled meetings with key ministers and visits to migration facilities

Source: CNA

Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Ylva Johansson, will visit Cyprus on Tuesday, as part of her ongoing tour in Greece and Cyprus, to discuss migration management as well as the implementation of the EU Action Plan for the Eastern Mediterranean route. The Commissioner will visit the Pournara Reception Centre and meet with ministers involved with the file.

The visit builds on the ongoing work to implement the EU Action Plan for the Eastern Mediterranean route, including by strengthening the partnership with key countries of origin and transit along the route, in full coordination with Member States.

The EU also continues to provide financial and operational support to Cyprus and Greece on migration and border management, including with the support of EU Agencies (Frontex, EUAA, Europol).

On Monday, Johansson was in Greece and was expected to travel to Cyprus later the same night.

On Tuesday, the Commissioner will meet with the Ministers of Interior, Constantinos Ioannou, and Foreign Affairs, Constantinos Kombos, as well as with the deputy minister for Social Welfare, Marilena Evangelou.

She will also meet with stakeholders active in the field of migration and asylum, and visit the Zenon Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the Pournara reception centre.

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