Mr Sunak and Mr Macron stressed the importance of “deepening” the partnership between the UK and France during a telephone call on Friday. There was agreement that small boat crossings across the English Channel needed to be made “completely unviable”.
During the call, Mr. Sunak emphasized the “importance” of the alliance as he sought to start the process of improving relations between London and Paris.
The increasing number of migrant crossings has led to rows between Britain and France in recent months.
Critics have questioned if the financial resources that the government is sending to France in order to fund resources and police officers to stop the crossings is producing results.
However, a Downing Street spokeswoman insisted that Mr. Sunak had emphasized the importance of curbing the Channel crossings to Mr. Macron.
She said: “The Prime Minister stressed the importance for both nations to make the Channel route completely unviable for people traffickers.
“The leaders committed to deepening our partnership to deter deadly journeys across the Channel that benefit organized criminals.”
The two leaders agreed on a “huge range of areas” where it is “vital” that the two nations work together including Ukraine, climate, defense and the economy, according to Number 10.
The Downing Street spokeswoman continued by adding that the two leaders hoped to meet soon and hold a UK-France summit next year.
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The two leaders are “resolved” to collaborate in order to help people across Europe looking at a challenging winter with the cost of living increasing and the energy crisis.
Marcon and Sunak are committed to “securing a more stable energy future”.
According to the spokesperson, “this includes increasing co-operation on nuclear energy”.