UK PM Sunak says he has ‘renewed confidence’ about tackling unlawful migration

LONDON: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned on Monday he was optimistic about working with France and different European nations to deal with unlawful migration after assembly French President Emmanuel Macron at a local weather summit.
Beneath stress over the report variety of migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats and arriving in Britain, Sunak met Macron on the COP27 local weather summit, their first in-person assembly since Sunak grew to become prime minister on October 25.
Relations between Britain and France had soured, first underneath Boris Johnson after which solely to worsen when Sunak’s instant predecessor, Liz Truss, questioned whether or not Macron was good friend or foe throughout her marketing campaign to change into prime minister.
Sunak desires to reset ties and described the assembly as nice and a chance to work intently with France and different international locations to deal with unlawful migration, which has seen giant numbers of migrants arrive in southern England in recent times.
“You’ll hear extra particulars about that within the coming weeks, as these conversations occur amongst all our groups,” he advised reporters in Egypt.
“I am truly leaving this with renewed confidence and optimism that working along with our European companions, we are able to make a distinction, grip this problem of unlawful migration and cease individuals coming illegally.”

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