Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell has disclosed that United States president Donald Trump had given his country an advice on how to curb the rising incidence of migration. Build a wall across the Sahara desert.
Borrell, speaking for the first time at an event in the capital Madrid, added that he disagreed with Trump’s strategy. The BBC quotes Spain’s foreign ministry as confirming the incident.
He was part of a high-level Spanish delegation that visited the U.S. in June 2018. The delegation led by the Spanish royals were received by Trump at the White house on June 19.
Spain has suffered migrant inflows particularly in areas where it shares a border fence with Morocco.
The enclaves of Cueta and Melilla have seen young African migrants scale fences to reach Europe.
The European Union (EU) has continued its engagement with African governments with the aim of solving the migrant crisis from source.
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The Spanish minister, also a former President of the European Parliament, said despite pointing out that the plan was not feasible, Trump compared it to his famous U.S.-Mexico border wall.