This is reported by AFP with reference to the Elysee Palace.

“France will not allow the English Channel to become a cemetery,” said Macron.

He also stated the need for "immediate strengthening of measures on the external borders of the EU."

Earlier it was reported that at least 27 migrants died in a boat crash in the waters of the Pas-de-Calais off the coast of France.

As noted, the migrants wanted to get to the UK on this boat.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on the French government to step up a joint fight against criminal groups that illegally smuggle migrants to the UK.

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