12 Jun 2018 - 19:00
The State Minister for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification of Belgium Theo Francken has arrived in Georgia to discuss migration and several related issues with state officials of Georgia.
During his meeting with Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Gakharia Francken familiarised himself with reforms in Georgia which aim to decrease the number of illegal migrants in the EU from Georgia.
The Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of #Georgia, Mr. Sozar Subari had a meeting with H.E. @FranckenTheo, State Secretary for Asylum and Migration of the Kingdom of #Belgiumpic.twitter.com/DAegzGFQe0— Ministry of IDPs (@MRAgovge) June 12, 2018
Francken and Gakharia stated that their countries enjoy "very fruitful” cooperation for migration and that Georgia 100 percent meets the requests of Belgium over the readmission of Georgian nationals who are residing illegally in Belgium.
As Georgia is in the safe country list of Belgium, no one from Georgia can receive political asylum in the country,” the Interior Ministry of Georgia reported.
Francken has also met with the Georgian Refugee Minister Sozar Subari, who evaluated the visit as "very important”.
Subari said that Belgium is one of the devoted supporters of Georgia in the EU.