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The Delegation of the Republic of Moldova participates at the 68th session of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Executive Committee

In the period 2-6 October 2017, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova has assisted the Delegation led by Mr. Mihail Beregoi, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova, participating at the 68th session of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland.

In his statement, the Head of the Delegation of the Republic of Moldova has reaffirmed the support of our country for the promotion of the rights of the refugees and asylum seekers, highlighting the actions undertaken by Moldova in strengthening the national asylum system, so that any person seeking protection in the Republic of Moldova would fully enjoy their rights and fundamental freedoms.

In this context, High Commissioner Filippo Grandi has expressed his appreciation for the support expressed by the Republic of Moldova for the efforts undertaken by the UNHCR in the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the Global Compact on Refugees.

ExCom is the main decision-making body of the UNHCR, which meets annually to debate on the main problems of the refugees and identify solutions to ensure they are protected and their rights are respected. The agenda of the current session has included subjects related to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the Global Compact on Refugees, as well as the adoption of the Work Programme for 2018, of the agenda for the 69th session and the 2018-2019 budget.