Austria's Nehammer and Britain's Sunak On Asylum Procedures and Migration

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 21, 2024; 21:29 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer has received British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for an official visit to Vienna. The talks between the two Conservative heads of government focused on migration and geopolitical challenges. In a joint press statement, Nehammer and Sunak emphasized their agreement on the issue of asylum procedures in safe third countries and highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships to combat illegal migration and save lives.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was received with military honors in Vienna. / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Dragan Tatic

"The UK plays an important role in this issue. We are strategic partners when it comes to being able to carry out asylum procedures in safe third countries," explained Nehammer. The British "Rwanda model", which provides for asylum seekers to be transferred to Rwanda where they can submit their asylum application, is a pioneering example. Nehammer emphasized that this approach was also…