Morocco suffers from «migratory pressure» from sub-Saharan Africa, Pedro Sanchez says

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Pedro Sanchez, head of the Spanish goverment. / DR
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President of Spanish government Pedro Sanchez has underlined that Morocco, as a transit country, suffers from «migratory pressure» from countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

«Morocco and other transit countries are also under migratory pressure from sub-Saharan Africa», Sanchez said on Sunday at a press conference on the occasion of the G20 summit.

The Spanish top official added that his country is «consolidating a migration policy» which includes dialogue with countries of origin and transit, specifying that the visit paid last Friday to Morocco by the Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, is part of this policy.

Sub-Saharan Africa is suffering from the impact of Covid-19 in terms of a decline in tourism, economic activity and migrant remittances, he said, emphasizing the importance of activating «policies of solidarity throughout the country» and strengthening cooperation with countries of origin and transit.

«Spain will not allow the illegal trafficking of human beings and will face this challenge», insisted the head of the Spanish government, noting that irregular migration is a challenge which will increase with the pandemic.

He added that the government will face it at the security, humanitarian and coexistence levels.

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