Johnson and Macron agreed to stop the illegal movement of migrants across the English Channel
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed at the cost of stopping the illegal transport of migrants across the English Channel in order to prevent the death of innocent people. This is stated in the message of the press service of the British politician.
“[Johnson and Macron] agreed to intensify joint efforts to prevent attempts to cross the strait, which turn into death, and to do everything possible to stop illegal carriers”, – the statement says.
Britain and France will address this issue amid numerous reports of migrants drowning in the Channel. So, on November 24, a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank in the waters of the Pas-de-Calais off the coast of France. 31 people died, two survived, but their lives are in danger.
At the same time, the French police allowed a crowd of migrants to leave the coast of France without hindrance in an attempt to swim across the English Channel on their way to Great Britain. Then in Britain they said that they offered the French side to organize joint patrols of the English Channel, but did not receive consent from Paris.