5+5 Dialogue on Migration in the Western Mediterranean - 7th Ministerial Conference

Tripoli, 13 December 2010 – On invitation of Libya’s General People’s Committee for Public Security (Ministry of Interior), the ICMPD’s Director General, Mr Peter Widermann, participated at the 7th Ministerial Conference of the 5+5 Dialogue on Migration in the Western Mediterranean, which was held in Tripoli on 12 and 13 December 2010.

In his key note speech to the Conference, Mr Widermann reaffirmed the ICMPD’s role within the context of Mediterranean migration, and highlighted the central elements of addressing irregular migration altogether. 'It lies at the core of our mandate to support countries in effectively dealing with the consequences and challenges brought about by the movement of people between countries, between continents' he said before the 10 delegates to the 5+5 Dialogue, namely Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, France, Malta, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

The full text of the speech delivered by  Mr Widermann’s can be accessed here