A note from Number 10 Downing Street adds that Johnson and Macron agreed on the urgent need to intensify joint efforts, as the two leaders pledged to deal with smugglers at the origin of the canal crossings.. They also emphasized the importance of cooperation with Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as other partners from the Old Continent.
From Paris, however, is Elisha, cited by ed Online From the British newspaper WatchmanAnd He clarified that the French president focuses on “sharing responsibility.” Between the two countries , He urged the British prime minister to show full cooperation and refrain from using tragedies such as Wednesday’s tragedy for “political purposes”..
For his part, Boris Johnson renewed his call on France to agree to conduct joint coastal patrols, which was rejected by Paris in the recent past, due to the controversy over sovereignty issues. He even stated that Paris’ efforts to control the coast were “not enough”..
At least 27 people were killed in a shipwreck carrying migrants on Wednesday. Two people were saved alive. This is already the worst shipwreck in La Mancha since 2014, the year it happened International Organization for Migration He started collecting data.
“We have had difficulties persuading some of our partners, especially the French, to do things in a way that we think the situation deserves.. I understand the difficulties all countries are facing, but what we want now is to do more together and that is the offer we are making,” stressed the British chief executive, who was cited guardian.
France will not allow the channel [da Mancha] become a cemeteryIn turn, the French president, who called for a ministerial meeting of the Union on the migration crisis and increased funding for the European Frontex Agency, confirmed.
The French government meets in a state of emergency
The French executive will meet in the next few hours to discuss the response to the migration crisis.
For his part, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin stressed that “the answer must also come from Great Britain.”Last night, the French Interior Minister said that the wrecked ship was “very fragile”, likening it to a “swimming pool filling a garden.” Gerald Darmanen also said the boat will carry 34 people – of unconfirmed nationalities – when it sinks. The alarm was set off by a fishing boat early Wednesday afternoon.
From the British wing, the Minister with the Immigration portfolio, Tom Bersglove, insisted on the idea of joint patrols between the Border Force, British Police and corresponding French structures. In defense of this recent shipwreck, he made clear the need to deepen bilateral cooperation.
And Natasha Buchat, mayor of Calais, went so far as to trade accusations, criticizing the responsibilities of Boris Johnson’s government. The British government is guilty. I think Boris Johnson, over the past year and a half, has cynically chosen to blame France.”Bouchat accused in statements published by the French press.
Five alleged traffickers have since been arrested, two of whom have already been taken to court, according to the French government.
The United Kingdom and France are currently facing an unprecedented wave of clandestine attempts to cross the English Channel: On November 11 alone, 1,185 immigrants arrived in England.
This year, more than 25,700 people attempted to cross the canal in small boats, which is three times the number of crossings that began in 2020.
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