The two days Valletta Summit 2015 on Migration was concluded on 12 November that was held in Valletta, Malta.
- 65 heads of governments/high level policy makers from Europe and Africa.
- Officials from the UN and various organizations of the European Union
Priority areas for Action Plan:
- Addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement
- Legal migration and mobility
- Protection and asylum, the
- Fight against people smuggling
- Return, readmission and reintegration
Highlights of Summit
- The European Union launched an emergency fund for Africa with an initial $2 billion to combat the poverty and conflict driving migration to Europe.
- 16 initiatives to be launched before the end of 2016 to implement the Action Plan within 5 priority domains.
- The existing mechanisms of the Rabat Process, the Khartoum Process and of Joint EU-Africa Strategy will be used to monitor implementation.
- The European Investment Bank will provide financing to support the re-establishment of the conditions for self-sustaining economic growth and the development of human capital in Africa.
Malta Capital – Valletta
Malta Currency – Euro
Malta PM – Joseph Muscat
Malta President – Marie Louise Coleiro Preca