Meeting between the HR/VP Mogherini and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

Bruxelles, 07/09/2016
High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini met today with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
The HRVP confirmed the strong partnership between UNHCR and the European Union, and praised the excellent ongoing cooperation.
The HRVP and the High Commissioner discussed the situation of refugees and migrants, including in the Middle East, Turkey, Libya, Afghanistan and in Africa. The HRVP recognised UNHCR’s significant work in providing aid and humanitarian assistance to refugees.
The HRVP also updated the High Commissioner on the latest EU work to support refugees and manage migration, including the new Migration Partnership Framework and the upcoming External Investment Plan.
The meeting took place ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, to be held on 19 September in New York in the margins of the 71st UN General Assembly. The HRVP stressed the crucial role UNHCR has to play in the follow-up process and confirmed the European Union’s support and engagement to this end.
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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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