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The United Kingdom proposes to France to conduct joint patrols to prevent migrant crossings across the English Channel

U.S.A.The United Kingdom proposes to France to conduct joint...

The United Kingdom proposes to France to conduct joint patrols to prevent migrant crossings across the English Channel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson proposed to French President Emmanuel Macron, Plans to “move further and faster” in action against migrant crossings through the English Channel, with measures such as joint maritime patrol or bilateral withdrawal agreements to prevent ships from sailing off French shores.

Johnson expressed in a letter to Macron that the British prime minister released himself via his social network on Thursday night, in which He pointed to five points that countries should consider “redoubled efforts” to address the migration crisis.

Along with his requests to conduct “reciprocal maritime patrol operations in the other side’s territorial waters”, he called on the French president to deploy “more advanced” technology – including ground sensors and radar – as well as “Advocated to conduct reciprocal aerial surveillance with manned and unmanned aircraft, perhaps flying under a joint insignia.”

British Prime Minister Also urged for deepening the work of Joint Intelligence Cell with “better exchange of information in real time To “arrest and prosecute both sides of the channels”.

27 people died trying to cross the English Channel this week
27 people died trying to cross the English Channel this week

In this context he assured that London will be ready to launch joint patrols “from the beginning of next week”. “To expand them later”, as he sees the measure as in need of “more immediate progress”.

On the other hand, he urged Macron to immediately establish A bilateral readmission agreement that “allows the return of all illegal immigrants who cross the canal”,

“This There will be an immediate effect and if the brakes are not applied, the crossover will be significantly reduced, Saving lives by fundamentally breaking the business model of criminal gangs,” he said in the letter.

In this regard, the Prime Minister wrote a series of posts on Twitter in which he insisted that “quickly return (illegal migrants) coming to this country (United Kingdom), “It would significantly reduce the incentive for people to put their lives in the hands of traffickers.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a message to President Emmanuel Macron in which he called for mutual air surveillance.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a message to President Emmanuel Macron in which he called for mutual air surveillance.

“It’s serious The biggest step we can take together is to reduce the allure in the north of France and break the business model of criminal gangs”, he insisted.

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British officer He will travel to Paris this Friday to hold talks with the French government. While the British Interior Minister, Priti Patel, will visit Calais on Sunday, the coast of which nearly thirty people died trying to cross into the United Kingdom this week, an incident that prompted countries to consider new measures against the migration crisis. inspired to.

Macron said on Thursday he was requesting “extra help” from the UK, When officials revealed that pregnant women and children were among those killed in the shipwreck When entering the UK on Wednesday.

President Macron asked not to use dramatic situation for political purposes
President Macron asked not to use dramatic situation for political purposes

Furthermore, Johnson said he was The leaders of France and the United Kingdom are set to lead the meeting to a plenary summit,

for its part, The French president called for “a stronger European cooperation” this Thursday To combat migrant smuggling.

Taking advantage of France’s presidency in the European Union, in the first half of 2022, Macron also wants to propose reforms in the Schengen area, which allows free movement, to enforce greater surveillance on internal borders, according to sources cited by the station. Europe 1, In this way, Paris would embrace changes to which it was initially reluctant and which would require a consensus to proceed.

(with information from Europa Press)

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