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President Christodoulidis and Ursula von der Leyen to visit Lebanon soon

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The President of the Republic Mr. Nikos Christodoulides had the In the afternoon telephone conversation with the President of the European Commission Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, during which the latest developments in the region with the escalation of the crisis and the more general negative effects that arise, especially in relation to Immigration, were discussed.

During the telephone conversation it was agreed that the ever-increasing migration flows of Syrians in Cyprus – which led to the decision of the Republic of Cyprus, on the basis of the applicable Community legislation, to suspend the examination of asylum applications of all cases of persons of Syrian origin – and in particular the request for a number member states to reassess the situation in Syria will be discussed during the upcoming European Council on 17 and 18 April.

President Christodoulidis and the President of the European Commission also discussed the possibility of providing an enhanced economic support package to Lebanon to deal with both the economic difficulties facing the country and for the management of Immigration. Within this framework, their joint visit to Lebanon was discussed and agreed upon, after a preparatory visit by the competent Commissioner in the next few days.

Source: politis.com.cy

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