President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is on an official working visit to Bulgaria on Tuesday, April 5, to take part in a summit conference of the Council of Europe dedicated to the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2016-2021.
On Tuesday President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev and his Maltese counterpart Marie Louise Coleiro Preca met at the Bulgarian President’s Office.
The EU should show greater solidarity to the problems of the countries migration flows pass through and lend them more support. This was the stance both Presidents agreed to during their talks.
Mr Plevneliev and the Maltese head of state were unanimous the EU should increase its support for the resolution of conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Africa and encourage economic growth in the countries of origin of migrants, the press centre of the President’s Office announced.
“It is important to prove under the conditions of a crisis the EU countries can unite and act together. We will be able to restore trust in united Europe in this manner only,” President Plevneliev stated.
The two presidents took the stance the subject of migration flows should not be allowed to divide Europe and its exploitation by populist and xenophobic parties should not be allowed, either.
The forthcoming Maltese and Bulgarian Presidencies of the Council of the European Union in 2017 and 2018 will focus on tackling migration pressure, encouraging economic growth, and the process of EU enlargement and the two countries will strengthen their partnership in this direction, it transpired at the meeting.
FOCUS News Agency