India EU Discuss Migration Mobility on High Level Dialogue

New Delhi: India and EU on Thursday held fifth high-level dialogue on migration and mobility (HLDMM) and discussed steps aimed at realising the full potential of further strengthening cooperation in key areas, reported ANI.

According to a statement put by the Ministry of External Affairs, the talk was co-chaired by Sanjiv Arora, Secretary Consular, Passport and Visa Overseas Indian Affairs and Paraskevi Michou, Director General, Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission.

Besides the two delegates who co-chaired the talk, the meeting was also attended by heads of mission and other delegates of the representative mission on European Members state in New Delhi, who were invited to be observers for the first time.

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“The discussions at the 5th India-EU HLDMM were held in a highly friendly and constructive spirit, and encompassed a wide range of issues of mutual interest in the context of migration and mobility along the India and EU border,” the statement said.

Both the sides reaffirmed that migration and mobility are important for India and the European Union, the statement further mentioned.

On July 10, the co-chairs of the 5th India-EU HLDMM addressed the opening of an India EU Seminar on ‘Sharing of good practices on Migration Governance’ held in New Delhi.

The Program was held under the technical support project for undertaking collective activities in the framework of the common agenda on Migration and Mobility between India and European Union and its member states, signed on March 29, 2016, the statement further said, as per the reports of ANI.

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