Azerbaijan may share experience on migration issues with Europe
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:
In the light of increasing migration crisis in the world, Azerbaijan could share its experience in this regard with other countries, Serhan Aktoprak, head of the office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Azerbaijan, said Feb. 1 in Baku.
He made remarks during an event for presentation of the "Handbook of European Legislation on Asylum, Borders and Immigration" translated into Azerbaijani.
Aktoprak added that the EU, on its part, will continue to provide assistance to Azerbaijan on migration issues.
"There are 250 million migrants in the world. Migration is a natural process, as wars and natural disasters increase in the world," he said.
Over the past 16 years, 40,000 migrants died throughout the globe in the process of migration from one country to another, added Aktoprak.
European migration crisis erupted in early 2015 due to the sharp growth in the flow of refugees and illegal migrants to the EU from the countries of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, and the unwillingness of the EU to receive and distribute them.
This migration crisis is the biggest in Europe since the World War II.
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