US commends EU-Turkey statement on refugee flow

WASHINGTON, March 19 (KUNA) — The US commended an agreement between the EU and Turkey on Friday that affirms that all refugees in the region deserve access to protection.
“We commend Turkish efforts to date in generously hosting more than 2.7 million refugees from Syria,” said State Department Spokesperson John Kirby in a statement.
“We strongly endorse action to shutdown illegal smuggling that prey on and exploit vulnerable migrants,” he said.
Kirby indicated that the US “stands ready” to increase support to affected countries and to help other nations neighboring Syria.
“We will we will play an active role in mobilizing the world to do more,” said Kirby. (end)