Moroccan foreign minister rebuffs talk of North African immigrant camps

Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has said that European refugee camps in North Africa would be the worst idea the EU could come up with. Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar on a visit to Prague to see counterpart Lubomír Zaorálek on Thursday said such a processing camp for asylum demands would only serve as a focus for tension and incidents. The idea of citing such a camp in North Africa was initially backed by Czech prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Minister of Finance and ANO leader Andrej Babiš. Zaorálek said at this point the main challenge is to bring back some security and stability to Libya, one of the main routes for refugees reaching Europe.

Author: Chris Johnstone