Uk And France Sign $576 Million Deal To Tackle Illegal Immigration- As part of an agreement with France to stop illegal immigration across the English Channel, the United Kingdom announced on Friday that it would pay $576 million over the following three years.
The agreement was disclosed on Friday in Paris during a joint summit between French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
According to a joint statement from the two nations, the funds would be used to build a new detention facility for migrants in France and to dispatch 500 security and support personnel “to ensure the earliest detection of attempted crossings” by small boats.
Following years of tense discussions over immigration, fishing rights, a submarine agreement with Australia, and post-Brexit negotiations, the two presidents emphasized the close ties between their nations on Friday.
The plan’s level of ambition is precisely what we need, according to Macron, who also noted that this is not a deal between the UK and France but the UK and the EU.
The UK “will always comply with our international treaty responsibilities,” according to Sunak, who is facing fire from human rights organizations for his efforts to stop cross-Channel immigration with a new rule denounced as discriminatory, illegal, and impractical.
The number of illegal immigrants who pay human trafficking organizations to get them into the UK in small, unseaworthy vessels has increased. Several of these boats have sunk, resulting in fatalities.
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The joint statement from the Elysee Palace, which was 19 pages long, concentrated on the potential for increased defense cooperation between the two nuclear powers, including everything from the stationing of fighter jets on one another’s aircraft carriers to the joint development of cruise missiles in the future.
The presidents pledged better coordination about Ukraine, particularly in delivering supplies and weapons to Kiev.
In the joint statement, they also promised to pursue “security assurances” with Ukraine “that will assist [Kyiv] to defend itself long-term and to block potential future attacks.” They also promised support for the training of Ukrainian marines in the UK.