São Tomé and Príncipe: Diplomat Defends Cooperation to Tackle Illegal Immigration

Luanda — The diplomat Urbino Botelho, the director of the foreign policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sao Tome and Principe, defended today (Wednesday), in Luanda, greater cooperation between member states of the Gulf of Guinea to tackle illegal immigration.

Speaking to ANGOP, on the sidelines of the conference of Luanda on "Peace and Security in the Gulf of Guinea", Urbino Botelho stated that "illegal immigration is a subject of international current affairs involving all states of the world, both host countries and suppliers of workforce. "

To the diplomat of Sao Tome and Principe, there should be cooperation in joint efforts, especially by member states, the international community and the countries traditionally suppliers of skilled labor, to find a legal and political consultation aiming to end the phenomenon.

He pointed out social, economic and political conditions as the causes of illegal immigration.

"Many people immigrate in search of better living conditions without taking into account the risks that come with it."

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