The President of the Government in office, Pedro Sánchez, reviewed yesterday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco, Nasser Bourita, the cooperation between Madrid and Rabat to reduce illegal immigration and fight against trafficking networks.
In the meeting, held in the Palacio de la Moncloa, Sánchez and Bourita valued the reduction in the numbers of immigrants arriving, although they agreed on the need to continue working to return to the figures of previous years. They also stressed the importance of the bilateral cooperation programme of 32 million euros to combat networks,
approved last August.
According to data from the European Commission, Spain recorded 23,600 arrivals of immigrants from last January to October, 47% less than in the same period last year.
Burita also met yesterday afternoon with his Spanish acting colleague, Josep Borrell, with whom he analysed the situation in Western Sahara and the recent agreements between Morocco and the EU on fishing and trade in agricultural products.