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1,200 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in 2 days

Staff Correspondent     30 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

MADRID: Spain said Saturday it had rescued more than 1,200 migrants from the sea in two days as the country’s interior minister called for a European-wide solution to illegal immigration, reports AFP.

Fernando Grande-Marlaska said Spain had now seen “on the ground, the problems that exist, the problem of immigration which is a European problem which requires a European solution”, following a visit to the southwestern Cadiz region.

The minister was on a fact-finding visit to learn how police and the Red Cross are dealing with the influx of migrants.

Earlier Saturday, the maritime rescue service said on Twitter it had rescued 334 people from 17 boats.

“It was to be expected,” minister Grande-Marlaska said, criticising the previous conservative government of Mariano Rajoy for a “lack of foresight”.


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