Scores of countries and organisations to attend Malta summit

Refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 7, 2015The heads of state and government from most of the EU member countries and more than 30 African nations are due in the Maltese capital Valletta on Wednesday for talks on tackling Europe’s migration crisis. Out of the 28 European Union member states, 24 will be represented in Malta at the heads of state or government level, while ministers will stand in for the others, according to a list of participants provided by a diplomat. The countries are Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Togo.

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