On Tuesday, June 21, Rwandan President Paul Kagame assessed that the controversial agreement with London to obtain illegal immigrants from the United Kingdom could still be implemented with other countries, the Asylum Agency. “Defective”.
The British government has decided to send Rwanda Asylum seekers who came to the country illegally said they wanted to prevent illegal crossings of the canal. But the first flight was banned on June 14 by an emergency ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.
“I think this agreement is still in effect and can be implemented.”Paul Kagame said at a video conference at the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha. “We are not new to the subject”The Rwandan president continued, recalling that his country had entertained more than 100,000 refugees over the decades. “Most Rwandan people have had the experience of being refugees at some point in their lives. We know what that means and we do it for the right reasons.He promised.
Paul Kagame noted the welcome of more than 1,000 Libyans in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “The agreement with the United Kingdom is linked to this experience. There is no doubt that the asylum system is flawed and innovative solutions are needed. We are happy to contribute to these solutions.”The President of Rwanda underlines and hopes that it will be accepted by other countries.
Strongly criticized by the UN and NGOs, London’s plan to send asylum seekers illegally arriving in the UK to Rwanda (over 6,000 kilometers) has become very popular among conservative voters. The East African nation hosts the Commonwealth Conference on Fridays and Saturdays.
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