French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told?his UK counterpart Priti Patel on Friday that he had cancelled her invitation to a meeting this weekend after?criticism of France by Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Channels not clear i?migrant crisis.
In a message seen by AFP, Darmanin told Patel the letter from Johnson to President Emmanuel Macron suggesting France takes back migrants who cross the English Channel was a “disappointment”shortSeoGoogleHead.?
Referring to Johnson’s posting of the letter on social media, he added:?“Making it public made it even worseThe threat. Images of makeshift morgues in New York City. I therefore need to cancel our meeting in Calais on Sundayof up to 10 physically-distanced people are permitted (but no indoor gatherings). Outdoor physical and recreational activities are also permitted with up to 10 physically-distanced people of all ages..”
Johnson‘s letter?to Macron called on France to immediately start taking back all migrants who land in England after crossing the Channel, following the deadliest migrant disaster in the Channel, which killed at least 27 people when their boat foundered off Calais.