Tesfaye convenes parties to meet on controversial Rwanda plan


Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration Mattias Tesfaye (S) has convened rapporteurs from the Folketing for a meeting on the controversial plan that will lead to Denmark being able to receive refugees outside the country’s borders.

It writes Jyllands-Postenwhich has had the meeting confirmed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration.

“I have today convened rapporteurs from the Folketing for a meeting on the joint vision of Denmark and Rwanda for a comprehensive reform of the refugee and asylum system.”

“Our dialogue with the Rwandan government includes a mechanism for the transfer of asylum seekers and must ensure a more dignified approach than the criminal network of human traffickers that today characterizes migration across the Mediterranean,” writes Mattias Tesfaye to Jyllands-Posten.

It was already in 2018 that Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) for the first time introduced the idea of ​​making reception camps outside Europe, where asylum seekers can be while their case is being processed.

After she became prime minister, there was not much news about the plans for a while before it suddenly emerged that several ministers had been in Rwanda.

Here, however, there was no talk of a possible reception center, but simply that the visit was about ‘strengthening the good bilateral relationship’.

A reception center outside the EU must help to ensure that asylum seekers do not come to Denmark. However, the plan has received significant criticism.

Not only has the EU and the African Union criticized it. Several parties in the Folketing are also skeptical about the conditions under which asylum seekers will live.

To Extra Bladet writes Mattias Tesfaye:

“We are still in dialogue with Rwanda and no partnership agreement has been reached yet. We therefore continue to need a confidential dialogue with Rwanda. ”

»It is also important for us to have a close and confidential dialogue with the parliamentary parties. I look forward to being able to tell you more about the dialogue with our Rwandan partners at a later stage. “


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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