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    NATO to Help EU Fight Illegal Migration in Aegean, Mediterranean Seas

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    According to the NATO secretary-general, the bloc will help the EU in its fight against illegal migration.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — NATO is committed to helping the European Union in its fight against illegal migration, and thus will support the EU in the Aegean Sea and also send ships, aircraft to central Mediterranean that will arrive to the location in the next 2 weeks, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

    “Within 2 weeks there will be NATO assets in the central Mediterranean ready to provide support to the EU operation Sofia, and we will have planes, maritime patrol aircraft, and we will have ships,” Stoltenberg said.

    “When it comes to the Aegean activity, we have decided yesterday evening that we will continue NATO presence in the Aegean,” he continued.


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