ALFANO: “200 MILLION EUROS FOR COOPERATION TO FIGHT AGAINST IRREGULAR IMMIGRATION. Objective: Stop departures and suppress trafficking of human beings.” URGENT FUNDING FOR THE REINFORCEMENT OF THE OUTER BORDERS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST IRREGULAR IMMIGRATION. CONFERENCE OF MINISTER ALFANO ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIGNING OF THE “FUND FOR AFRICA” DECREE. On Wednesday 1 February, at 10:30 a.m., the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, will hold a Press Conference on the occasion of the signing of the “Fund for Africa” Decree. “Two-hundred million euros to cooperate in the fight against irregular immigration to stop departures and suppress the trafficking of human beings. With this decree, we have enforced the necessary strategic measures to reinforce outer borders and fight against irregular migrant flows. This is a major and decisive step forward for the Italian government to reach stability and security objectives, both in Italy and Europe,” said Minister Alfano. Minister Alfano will present the guidelines and the reference framework of the “Fund for Africa”, illustrating its contents and aims, together with special programmes to guarantee collaboration of the countries of origin and transit of migration flows, within the framework of a foreign policy integrated action enhancing the centrality of the African continent. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation in one of the following two ways:
– by filling the interactive form at the link http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country).
– by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: email@example.com (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organisation (or press card) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country.
Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews will be able to access the Farnesina from the main entrance, on the left side, from 10:00 a.m.