Madrid - Spanish minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, José Manuel Garcia-Margallo, underscored on Wednesday "huge efforts" made by Morocco to fight illegal immigration.
Madrid – Spanish minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, José Manuel Garcia-Margallo, underscored on Wednesday “huge efforts” made by Morocco to fight illegal immigration.
Morocco, which has also become a destination country for immigration from sub-Saharan African countries, is making “huge efforts” to control illegal immigration flows and is at the same time regularizing the situation on immigrants on its territory, the Spanish official told Spanish radio station “Cope.”
Garcia-Margallo who described relations between Morocco and Spain “excellent” and underlined “good collaboration” in migration issues, called the EU to shoulder its responsibilities and cooperate more to stop this “serious problem.”
He argued that the solution is to “eliminate poverty in origin countries,” underscoring the importance of the EU member-states’ involvement to take on this issue.
“As long as acute poverty exists in the African continent, mainly in the sub-Sahara region, the desire to reach Europe will remain present”, said the head of the Spanish diplomacy.