Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said the evacuations from Afghanistan once again demonstrated the inadequacy of the European Union in managing the migration issue.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi made assessments on Afghanistan and Afghan immigrants, which feature prominently on the country’s foreign policy agenda, at his press conference.
Draghi said criticizing the European Union (EU) over irregular migration based on the situation in Afghanistan and the evacuation of Afghans.
“The evacuation of Afghans once again demonstrated the inadequacy of the European Union in managing the migration issue.
The European Union is united in many principles. You cannot face this problem, and this is a problem with the Union’s existence.”
“There are countries that say ‘we don’t want immigrants in the face of this tragedy.”
As Draghi said, remembering what happened during the evacuation from Afghanistan, “There are countries that say ‘we don’t want immigrants in the face of this tragedy. I don’t know if you remember, but how are you going to do that?”
As chair of the Group of Twenty, Draghi has stated that he continues to consider hosting the extraordinary G20 Summit in Afghanistan.
And that his contacts are continuing on this issue, adding: “We will see what happens in the United Nations General Assembly.
In any case, the G20 will be held after the UN General Assembly.”
Mario Draghi said that during their meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Marseille this evening, they will discuss issues such as Afghanistan and relations between the two countries, the European Union and Libya.
Draghi also said that the Italian economy continues to grow above expectations.