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News Comment: UNHCR’s Grandi welcomes developments on EU asylum reform, encourages further progress under Czech EU Presidency
Statement attributed to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi regarding Czech EU Presidency
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.