STA, 26 November 2019 - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec visited the Government Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants and the appertaining asylum centre in the Ljubljana Vič borough on Tuesday, praising their efforts.
Accompanied by Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar, Šarec visited the Reception and Support Division and was acquainted with accommodation procedures.
A release from the Government Communication Office said that the issue of integration of persons with recognised international protection status ranked prominently during the visit.
It said that the main challenge in the field was preparing action plans of integration for the implementation of the government's migration strategy.
The release said that, in dealing with the challenges of migration, Slovenia remained committed to preserving a right balance between solidarity and security.
Šarec also visited the division for families where he met the youngest residents of the asylum centre. Commenting on his visit, he said that asylum seekers were being accommodated and attended to in accordance with Slovenian and EU legislation.
He found that the accommodation capacities were not overcrowded and that apart from regular psychosocial care the asylum seekers benefited from many other activities provided by NGOs. The prime minister praised the efforts put in the integration of migrants.
Upon his visit, the asylum centre accommodated 201 residents, most of them coming from Morocco, Algeria and Iraq.