Remarks by President Donald Tusk ahead of the informal summit in Malta

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Remarks by President Donald Tusk ahead of the informal summit in Malta


Author: European Council.


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Good
afternoon,

Our main goal for the Malta summit is to stem the flow of
irregular migration from Libya to Europe. This is the only way to stop people
dying in the deserts and at sea. This is also the only way to gain control over
migration in Europe.

After my talks with Italian Prime Minister
Gentiloni yesterday in Rome and this morning with Libyan Prime Minister
Al-Sarraj on their bilateral cooperation, I can say that this goal is within
our reach. I also had talks with other EU leaders, including President Hollande
yesterday and Chancellor Merkel this morning, about this bilateral cooperation
between Italy and Libya and we agreed on the need to support Italy in this
cooperation, especially the Memorandum of Understanding which should be signed
in Rome, I hope today or tonight. Europe should and will stand by Italy in
sharing the responsibility.

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