“The operational cooperation with The Gambia over returning residents usually works nicely. The settlement covers points referring to the sensible organisations of returnees, corresponding to identifications and the issuing of substitute paperwork,” Switzerland authorities write on their web site as Gambia signed migration and civil aviation agreements.
The Gambia authorities on Tuesday 12 January 2021 signed landmark migration settlement with Switzerland to permit deportation of her residents following current returning of Gambian migrants from Germany.
President Adama Barrow’s authorities over time witnessed an unprecedented variety of mass deportations of her residents from European nations with an enormous variety of these deportees from Germany.
The Gambian delegation to the Swiss capital Berne, headed by the Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray signed two cooperation agreements on civil aviation and on migration with Swiss authorities representatives, Federal Councillor Ignazor Cassis, as vice President of the Federal Council and Federal Councilor Karin Keller-Sutter.
The Swiss authorities in an announcement written on their web site states: “The settlement on migration permits Switzerland and The Gambia to strengthen their respective efforts in combating unlawful migration.”
“Ms Keller-Sutter and Gambian Vice President Isatou Touray and her delegation mentioned migration points and the way in which during which the 2 nations can strengthen their cooperation.”
“As authorized by the Federal Council on 7 October 2020, the settlement signed at this event opens up new alternatives for cooperation between Switzerland and the Republic of The Gambia within the subject of migration.”
“Many Gambians residents are leaving their nation for different nations within the area, Europe or the United Sates. Gambian nationals accounts for a big proportion of migrants crossing the Mediterranean every year to succeed in the Italian or Spanish coast.”
“After a peak in 2016, the variety of asylum purposes from Gambian nationals in Switzerland has since fallen sharply.”
“Face with these challenges, the state secretariat for migration (SEM) intends to proceed to assist the Gambian authorities in dealing with migration, not least by serving to however implement initiatives domestically.”
“The operational cooperation with the Gambia over returning residents usually works nicely. The settlement covers points referring to the sensible organisations of returnees, corresponding to identifications and the issuing of substitute paperwork.”
The Level, in a view to determine the report, contacted the spokesperson of the Gambia Refugee Affiliation, Europe Department, Yaya Sonko, who confirmed the event, stating the signing settlement befell on Tuesday between Gambian authorities and Swiss authorities.
“That is true and I can affirm to you that each one media out allows Swiss have lined the ceremony during which an announcement of the settlement was revealed on their web site.”
“Proper now I’m now attempting to determine contacts with rights group organisations right here in Europe to search out methods of creating positive illegal deportations of our residents don’t occur once more as within the case of Germany.
“Look, I’m completely shocked by the information as a result of nothing is stored secret right here in Europe. How can our authorities be no caring to its personal residents? Gambian migrants are very unsafe in Europe proper now,’ he warned.
The Level’s efforts to contact International Affairs Ministry for feedback proved futile.
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