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PACE President on official visit to Italy

Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will undertake an official visit to Italy from 30 March to 2 April 2015.

Talks are scheduled in Rome with the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, the Minister of Justice, the Secretary of State for European Affairs and the Secretaries of State of the Ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs. She will also be meeting representatives of various parliamentary political groups and the members of the Italian delegation to the PACE.

The PACE President will also be going to Sicily, where she will visit reception centres for unaccompanied migrant minors near Siracusa and the reception centre for asylum-seekers in Mineo, and will deliver a lecture at the University of Catania. A meeting is also planned with the Mayor of the city.