French President Emmanuel Macron Policy on immigration lauded by African states.
African states have lauded Mr Macron, the French president on his recent policies to reduce deaths of Africans immigrants as they move to Europe.
French President Emmanuel Macron called on for appropriate action to reduce migrant deaths. “African countries could help stop people boarding death-trap boats,” Said Macron.
Mr Macron said Niger and Chad could improve border security with Libya as thousands of asylum seekers use Libya as they cross over to Europe.
African countries should get extra EU funds so they can assess asylum applications before migrants risk their lives travelling to Europe, Emmanuel Macron said today.
The French president said the transit countries of Niger and Chad had a particularly important role to play in stopping men, women and children dying on flimsy boats in the Mediterranean.
At present thousands cross the border into war-torn Libya as they head for the coast, where human traffickers provide death trap vessels risking lives of innocent people.