letter of intent
Bern and Skopje expand cooperation on migration issues
Switzerland and North Macedonia are expanding their cooperation on migration issues. Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter and North Macedonian Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski signed a declaration of intent in Bern on Monday.
Refugees and migrants on bicycles heading towards the EU. With a migration partnership, Switzerland and North Macedonia want to work more closely together on migration issues.
North Macedonia lies on the Balkan route used by refugees and migrants towards Europe. Based on this agreement, cooperation in preventing irregular migration, readmission and promotion of regular migration can be expanded, wrote the Justice and Police Department.
It is the fourth migration partnership in the Western Balkans and the eighth overall. Switzerland already has partnerships with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Georgia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Tunisia.