Germany announces plans to put Georgia on safe country list

Agenda.ge, 10 Apr 2018 - 09:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told Deutsche Welle that Germany intends to add Georgia and Armenia to the list of safe countries, which means that no one from those countries will receive asylum in Germany.  

Stefan Meier, the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Germany, says that a big number of Armenians and Georgians request asylum in Germany, but only "very few” gain a positive response.

 I believe it is reasonable to recognize Georgia as a safe country, especially when the Georgian government unconditionally supports the decision,” Meyer said.

According to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees of Germany, 3,462 citizens of Georgia and 3,857 citizens of Armenia applied for asylum in Germany last year.

The government of Georgia stated about a month ago that they requested Germany to put Georgia on the safe country list in order to prevent the illegal flow of Georgians to Germany.

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