African Union ‘dismayed’ at Salvini, says ‘migrants aren’t slaves’ – English


(ANSA) – Rome, September 19 – The African Union expressed “dismay” on Wednesday after Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini reportedly compared migrants to slaves. “The African Union Commission expresses dismay at the comments made by the Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Salvini, at a recent conference in Vienna at which he likened African immigrants to slaves,” the AU said in a statement. “It is the view of the African Union that name-calling will not resolve the migration challenges facing Africa and Europe”.
    Salvini had a verbal spat with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn after reportedly saying “we don’t need to have new slaves to replace the children we no longer produce” last week. “In the interests of constructive…

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