Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, attended the 8th Ministerial Conference of the 5+5 Dialogue in Marrakech on March 1-2, 2020. At the Dialogue, ministers and high representatives discussed strategies for the facilitation of legal migration and the connections between migration and development. Following the conference, Del Re called for further multilateral cooperation to manage migration.
The Western Mediterranean Forum, or 5+5 Dialogue, was established in 1990. It is an informal sub-regional forum made up of five countries from the northern side of the Mediterranean and five from the southern shore. In addition to Del Re, attendees at the meeting in Marrakech included the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Foreign Affairs Ministers from France, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and representatives from Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia.
Press release - Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation