Italian Minister for Integration Cécile Kyenge Meets with Representatives of the Eritrean Community

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Italian Minister for Integration, Cécile Kyenge meets with representatives of the Eritrean Community

Topics of discussion included the repatriation of remains of Lampedusa victims

October 15, 2013
source ilVelino / AGV NEWS

Italian Minister for Integration, Cécile Kyenge, met this morning representatives of the Eritrean Community in Italy. Objective of the meeting: the repatriation of remains of victims of Lampedusa. The President of the Community, Derres Araia, asked on behalf of the Eritrean families to be able to recover the bodies of their loved ones. In this regard, the Eritrean government has mandated to deal with the costs of transport and the necessary assistance. Currently the bodies are buried in cemeteries in Sicily, most of whom Agrigento, waiting for the Italian government study procedures designed to meet the demands of family, while respecting their traditions and international law. The Prefecture of Agrigento said that "the burial of the bodies will not prevent any refunds to family members who request it." The Eritrean Community also requested, to open a dialogue to develop channels of communication for cultural development between the two countries, also to start processes that address the causes of the origin.In this regard, the minister focuses on young people "strengthening memory and shared history between the two countries to build the future on solid foundations of the past." At the end of the meeting, the representatives of Eritrean women have dealt with the issue of integration in schools. For Kyenge, the argument may be treated by the Centers of youth gathering as a means to reduce early school leaving and cultural development among young people from different countries of the world.

Software Translation from Italian