Morocco’s Benaissa, French parliamentary delegation discuss immigration
Catherine Tasca, leader of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces Commission at the French senate, met with Foreign Minister Mohamed Benaissa on Tuesday (May 22nd) during a visit to Morocco. The two leaders' discussions centred on illegal immigration to Europe. MAP quotes Tasca as saying that in addition to being a bridge between Africa, the Arab world and Europe, Morocco has also become a destination country for illegal immigrants from poorer African countries. Because of the tighter security measures imposed by European countries, would-be immigrants remain in Morocco awaiting a suitable opportunity to reach Europe. Tesca pointed at underdevelopment as the main reason for the migratory flow, citing "the need to lay down concerted policies" to remedy the issue.
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