The Johansson contacts are based on the ongoing implementation work of the EU Eastern Mediterranean Route Action Plan
< p>The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, will be in Cyprus on an official visit on Tuesday, as part of a tour in Greece and Cyprus, for a series of contacts with the object of migration management and the implementation of the Commission's Action Plan for the Eastern Mediterranean. The Commissioner will visit the Pournara Reception Center, while she will also meet with relevant ministers.
Johansson's contacts are based on the ongoing implementation of the EU Action Plan for the Eastern Mediterranean Route. The implementation of the Action Plan includes strengthening the partnership with countries of origin and transit along this route, in full coordination with the Member States.
The EU, it is noted in a related announcement, still continues to provide financial and operational support to Cyprus and Greece for migration and border management, including through support from EU organizations (Frontex, European Union Agency for Asylum, Europol).
On Monday Ms. Johansson had a series of contacts in Greece, while she was expected to travel to Cyprus in the evening of the same day.
On Tuesday, Ms. Johansson will has meetings in the morning with the Minister of the Interior, Konstantinos Ioannou, and the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Marilena Evangelou, and in the afternoon with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Konstantinos Kobo.
Also in the morning, the Commissioner will be at the Research Coordination Center and Rescue “Zinos”, and in the afternoon at the “Pournara” Reception Center.
Also, later in the afternoon Ms. Johansson will meet with stakeholders active in the field of immigration and asylum, at her headquarters of the Commission's delegation in Cyprus, in Nicosia.