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Niger: Ambassador Gatto visits the IOM centre in Agadez

transit centre of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the humanitarian centre of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), local outposts in the fight against human trafficking with projects supported by Italy and other partners.

 Emilia Gatto met Italian aid workers involved in numerous projects to support the local community and the representative of the local antenna of Eucap Sahel, the EU’s CSDP mission, to which Italy is the third-largest contributor. In Agadez, the Ambassador also met the local authorities, including the President of the Regional Council, the Secretary-General of the Governorate, the Mayor, and the University Rector. With the Rector, the Ambassador analysed the prospects of bilateral inter-university cooperation. These included collaboration with the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa on a project to improve agricultural production in response to the country’s growing food challenges.

 

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