We, the participants to the Valletta Summit on Migration are deeply concerned by the sharp increase in flows of refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants
- agree that the first priority in this context is to save lives
- agree to respond decisively and together manage migration flows in all their aspects
- reiterate our firm commitment to respect international obligations and human rights
- recognise the high degree of interdependence between Africa and Europe as we face common challenges
- fully recognise the benefits of well-managed migration and mobility between and within our continents
- commit to address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement
- acknowledge that further efforts should be made to advance legal migration and mobility possibilities
- are determined to strengthen the fight against irregular migration
- undertake to scale up our joint efforts in preventing and fighting migrant smuggling, eradicating trafficking in human beings
- agree to strengthen international protection and step up assistance
- commit to undertake concrete actions to respond to challenges of migration and mobility
- commit to allocate appropriate resources to the implementation of such concrete actions
- we agree today to implement through the existing dialogues the joint Action Plan annexed to this declaration.
Progress made will be reviewed in January 2017.
See the next edition for a summary of the action