Committed to curbing irregular migration and to improving the enforcement of asylum rules, the HOSG of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the High Representative/Vice President of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, together with the HOS of Niger and Chad, and the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, met on 28 August to discuss the latest developments regarding the Mediterranean Route and the migration routes leading to it in Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Their Statement includes:

  1. Key principles
  2. Actions to be taken: towards countries of origin, Niger and Chad, Libya at sea and in the European Union

A Task Force is set up to implement the joint actions agreed in this declaration,.