The Visegrad Group has sent a letter to Italy’s prime minister assuring him of the V4’s support in connection with the migration crisis.
The letter to Paolo Gentiloni released on the V4 website notes that the V4 prime ministers are ready to contribute to European and Italian efforts to stop irregular migration flows to Europe and Italy from Libya and the other countries of north Africa with all means at their disposal.
The PMs wrote that it is the conviction of the V4 that the root causes of migration must be addressed and policies must reflect that the vast majority of arrivals in the migration wave are economic migrants.
“We believe that real asylum seekers must be identified before they enter the European Union [and] the external borders must be protected,” the letter signed by Viktor Orbán, Robert Fico, Bohuslav Sobotka and Beata Szydlo said.
You can read all V4 statements HERE.