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Today the President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor will take part in the meeting of the speakers of the parliaments of the EU Member States, where the refugee and human rights issues of the Mediterranean Region are discussed.

“Every month thousands of boat refugees head from North Africa to South Europe, many of them perish on the dangerous journey,” Nestor said. “It is clear that all countries in Europe and on the Mediterranean have to make joint efforts in solving the results and outcomes of this crisis.”

The II Summit of Speakers of Parliaments of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean in Lisbon is dedicated to the migration pressure in the Mediterranean region. The Summit brings together the speakers of the parliaments of the European Union Member States and the Mediterranean countries of Africa and Asia.

Riigikogu Press Service
Urmas Seaver
Phone: +372 631 6352; +372 50 39 907
urmas.seaver@riigikogu.ee
Questions: press@riigikogu.ee

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