The EU High Representative and Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini,
met today with Mgr Alain Lebeaupin, the Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union, and Fr
Fabio Baggio, Undersecretary for Migration at the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting
Integral Human Development.
The meeting focused on the many points of convergence and the many synergies in the
work for migrants and refugees - including the common support and commitment to the
UN Global Compacts, seen as strategic to address global challenges in a multilateral
The partnership with countries of origin, transit and destination, the work to tackle the
root causes of migration and refugee flows - from the fight against poverty to the
political solution to ongoing conflicts - and the possibility of cooperation at local level on
these files were also discussed with a view to identifying further areas for cooperation.