Albares rules out an "absolutely total closure" of the Canarian Route from Morocco

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, has confessed during his visit to the Canary Islands that "there will never be an absolutely total closure" of the borders to prevent the departure of immigrants from the Moroccan coast, but he trusts that in the next months the control of the coast improves and the departure of boats decreases, as a result of the diplomatic agreements between both countries.

Albares rules out an "absolutely total closure" of the Canarian Route from Morocco

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, has confessed during his visit to the Canary Islands that "there will never be an absolutely total closure" of the borders to prevent the departure of immigrants from the Moroccan coast, but he trusts that in the next months the control of the coast improves and the departure of boats decreases, as a result of the diplomatic agreements between both countries.

Together with the President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, he highlighted that despite the rebound in May, between January and April the decrease has been almost 80% and the Interior Ministries of both countries "have already begun to work » and the results «are starting to show».

The minister pointed out that irregular immigration "overloads" the islands but it is also a "moral imperative" because the Atlantic Ocean cannot be allowed to "be the grave" of hundreds of people who "seek a better life."

On the other hand, he has pointed out that another objective is "to eliminate the mafias that traffic in human beings."

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, has warned that "very complex moments are coming" in Africa derived from the increase in the price of fertilizers and cereals, something that will affect "particularly weak" areas such as the Sahel, where there are problems of food security, and that it will involve "more pressure" from people trying to emigrate.

The collaboration with Morocco, also within the framework of the Spanish-Moroccan commission meeting after two and a half years, "allows better management" of migratory flows and "ends with the mafias" that lead migrants "to certain death", has assured the minister.

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