Georgia tries to reduce asylum seekers from the country to Europe

31 May 2018 - 11:48

  • The two ministers pointed out that there is a positive practice of cooperation in terms of readmission. Photo: MIA
Agenda.ge, 31 May 2018 - 11:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Interior Minister has discussed steps taken by Georgia towards reducing asylum seekers from the country with his German colleague Horst Seehofer pointing out that there is a positive dynamic in terms of a decrease in their number.

During his official visit to Germany Giorgi Gakharia met with Horst Seehofer, German Minister of Interior to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two countries as well as measures aimed at reducing asylum seekers from Georgia.

"The existing practice shows that the possibility of recognising Georgian citizens as asylum seekers is very low while the recognition of Georgia as a secure country will be a further step forwards in a decrease in the asylum seekers number in the near future,” reads the statement by the Georgian Interior Ministry released today. The two ministers pointed out that there is a positive practice of cooperation in terms of readmission what is reflected in fulfillment of 100% German requests by the Georgian side. 

The parties have agreed to further strengthen  cooperation aimed at answering the challenge of illegal migration from Georgia and offences committed by Georgians throughout the Schengen area.

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