Rome, August 2. (askanews) – “France is ready to do its part to help Italy”. In an interview with La Repubblica, the new French Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, after meeting with the Minister Lamorgese on the issue of landings underlines how “France for having an attitude of firmness in the face of illegal immigration will take the right part in the relocation of migrants, as it has done so far “.
“European solidarity on immigration is no longer an option but a necessity and a priority. Italy’s problems are the problems of the whole of Europe. We must apply the utmost firmness to end illegal immigration to the EU and unite our efforts to organize the repatriation of those in an irregular situation. At the same time – emphasizes the French minsitro – we must be in a position to offer guarantees on the right of asylum and in this context Italy cannot be left alone “.
As for the issue of blocking aid to countries that do not stop migrants proposed by the Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, Darmanin added: “I know there is a temptation for some to subject the disbursement of funds to the acceptance of returns “Our aid policy is disconnected from the discussions on migratory flows but this aid must allow countries to develop economically so that they give a future to their population”.