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Interior Minister to sign agreement for €10 mln in Swiss aid over migrant flows

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Minister of Interior Nicos Nouris at the the EU council of interior affairs in Brussels

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris will on Monday sign an agreement in Switzerland, with the latter providing a financial contribution of €10 million to Cyprus for the management of migration flows.

The minister travelled to Bern on Sunday.

According to a statement by the ministry, during his visit, Nouris will sign the agreement with Swiss federal councillor and head of the federal department of justice and police Karin Keller-Sutter.

The agreement will be signed on Monday at noon and is part of the Swiss Support Mechanism for European countries that face an excessive migration burden.

During his stay in Bern, Nouris will also have a bilateral meeting with Keller-Sutter during which issues of common interest will be discussed. More bilateral meetings at expert level will take place to exchange views and best practices regarding asylum procedures.

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