Chile gathers consuls from 7 countries due to migration crisis in the North


The government of Chile today convened representatives of consulates from seven countries in the country to address the humanitarian crisis unleashed by the increase in migration irregular that affects the northern zone, which borders Peru.

Chilean officials from the Immigration and Immigration Department, in addition to consuls from Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, France, Finland, Greece and Canada, attended the meeting held this Friday in the northern city of Antofagasta.

The regional governor of Antofagasta, Ricardo Díaz, emphasized in a statement the importance of “establishing trust with different consulates, in such a way that we order the migration process.”

“We want a migration orderly, that helps the security of the region, but above all, that seeks integration and not the scenario of chaos that we have today,” added Díaz.

Along these lines, a roadmap was agreed during the meeting to establish ties and strengthen communication between the Chilean government and the foreign offices stationed in the north, as well as manage support in the regulation of the migration process.

These actions include technical training in consulates on the new law of Migration and Chilean Immigration, launched this year, in addition to regular meetings that allow building a closer relationship between countries.

The foregoing, “in the face of the challenges of the migratory crisis and economic and cultural exchange,” they pointed out from the regional government of Antofagasta.

The Ministry of the Interior and Public Security of Chile announced Thursday a series of projects to strengthen security in the north, with an investment of 5.7 billion Chilean pesos (about 6.32 million dollars).

These resources will be used to purchase technology and equipment for Carabineros (militarized police), the Investigative Police, the National Customs Service and the General Directorate of the Maritime Territory and the Merchant Marine.

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This seeks to have a more efficient control of the migrationcontrol drug trafficking and human trafficking.

Source-www.debate.com.mx