France disagrees with the explanation of the British conference on channel immigration

France rejected Britain’s claim that Priti Patel and its counterpart Gerald Darmanin agreed to work to prevent a “100% crossing” of the English Channel.

The Home Office has issued a joint statement from the pair saying they have agreed to measures to “stop dangerous intersections” on “deadly routes.”

However, the French embassy in London said that 100% numbers “should not be presented as agreed numbers.”

Patel and Dermanin held a long-running talk between Britain and France on Monday night on how to deal with the issue of immigrants trying to cross the channel.

A subsequent “Joint Statement” stated: “Both the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Interior have agreed to further strengthen operational cooperation.

“We have to do more to stop a dangerous intersection.

“They have agreed to accelerate the fulfillment of the promises made in the July 2021 Joint Agreement, to prevent 100% crossing and to realize the joint determination to make this deadly route infeasible. . “

However, the French embassy said on Twitter: “As a record, 100% figures have not been agreed between the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of the Interior of France @GDarmanin and should not be presented as an agreed promise.

“And that is not part of the joint statement.”

However, at a press conference on October 9, Mr. Dermanin said that with the right resources and the support of the UK authorities, 100% could be reached.