“Europe needs a predictable, fair and sustainable migration management system, with the right balance between responsibility sharing and solidarity and full protection of European values ​​and fundamental rights, including the right to asylum,” Interfax quotes an excerpt from the joint communiqué.

Von der Leyen and Conte highlighted the need for EU countries to agree on a sustainable approach to the search and rescue of illegal migrants who are transported from Africa to Italy through the Mediterranean Sea.

Earlier, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recorded that migration flows have decreased almost all over the world due to the spread of coronavirus.