Rishi Sunak meets Emmanuel Macron ahead of ‘multi-million pound deal’ to help block migrant Channel crossings

By Kit Heren

Rishi Sunak has met Emmanuel Macron in Paris, ahead of the expected announcement of a multi-million pound deal to help the British government enact its plans to block Channel crossings.

Mr Sunak travelled to Paris on Friday with some Cabinet members to finalise the deal to help cut off at source the human trafficking gangs dangerously smuggling migrants across in small boats from France.

The £200 million deal over three years is expected to go on police, intelligence and security to stop migrants in France. The agreement is set to be announced at a press conference at 2pm.

The money will also pay for hundreds of extra French police officers monitoring beaches to prevent the people smugglers even launching the boats.

Some cash will go on intelligence sharing and investment in drones, the Sun reported. The aim is to boost the interception rate of migrant boats from 42% last year to 75%.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14065 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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