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France and UK push up cooperation to fight against illegal migration


On November 14, the British interior minister Suella Braverman met with the French interior minister Gérald Darmanin in Paris.

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An agreement will be signed at the conference to increase collaboration between the two nations in the fight against illegal immigration across the English Channel, according to France 24.

The accord mandates an increase of 40% in police patrols in the strait. Only 200 French police and volunteers are currently employed in the Straits and along the French coast. They will now receive assistance from British officers for the first time.

The paper also calls for more spending on French port infrastructure and employment of cutting-edge tools like drones to find small boats carrying migrants.

Around 40,000 unauthorized immigrants who were traveling to Britain since the beginning of the year have already crossed the English Channel. The total was 28,500 for the entire year 2021. On the eve of the signing, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated, "When it comes to migration in general, I genuinely think that the absolute priority of the British people, as I do, is now to fight illegal immigration."

source: france24.com