ROME (Sputnik) — The G7 summit in Italy’s Taormina did not succeed to resolve the problem of migration, Director General of MSF Italian division Gabriele Eminente told Sputnik on Saturday.
"G7 leaders missed an important opportunity to correct the failed policies of governments and give a humane response to the global crisis of forced migration," Director General of MSF’s Italian division Gabriele Eminente told Sputnik.
Eminente added that the consequences of such policies for the migrants could be witnessed in the Mediterranean Sea, Libya’s detainment centers, in the urgent need for humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees.
"The failure of the G7 summit in Taormina can only lead to more suffering, to the increase in numbers of deaths at sea, to consolidation of terrible conditions of acceptance of migrants and refugees. All this is happening in front of the entire world in utter contempt for human rights and basic humanitarian principles," Eminente stressed.
Following the discussions, the G7 leaders issued a joint communique, in which they outlined approaches to such issues as regional conflicts, terrorism, cybersecurity, global economy, trade, climate and energy.
As for migration, G7 states agreed that refugees should be supported "closer to their home countries." Additionally, G7 said that states have a sovereign right to control their borders and create policies of accepting migrants in accordance with their national interest and security.