Emmanuel Macron spoke on Wednesday after the death of at least 31 migrants who were trying to reach Great Britain by sea. "France will not let the Channel become a cemetery," said the President of the Republic.

According to the Elysee Palace, he also called for "immediate reinforcement of the resources of the Frontex agency at the external borders of the EU".

The Head of State also calls for "an emergency meeting of European ministers concerned by the migration challenge" and ensures that "everything will be done to find and condemn those responsible" for this tragedy.

Prime Minister Jean Castex will hold an interministerial meeting on Thursday at 8:30 am on "

migrant

crossings 

 in the Channel following the dramatic shipwreck" which occurred on Wednesday which left 27 dead, announced Matignon.

The ministers of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, of the Armies, Florence Parly, of the Sea, Annick Girardin, of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, of Foreign Affairs, Jean -Yves Le Drian, and the Secretary of State for Europe, Clément Beaune, the same source said.

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