António Costa
António Costa on EU/ African migration. Image: EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

PM Costa endorses EU/ Africa pact to regulate migration

Prime minister António Costa has endorsed the proposal of the President of the European Council for a pact between Europe and Africa to regulate the flow of migration, punishing criminal groups that traffic people and promoting legal channels for migration. “We have to find a solution that is positive for everyone, because Europe undoubtedly needs more human resources” and “Africa has human resources in abundance”, António Costa told Lusa on the sidelines of the 36th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), in Addis Ababa over the weekend, which he attended as an observer, and the only ‘non-African ruler present’.