Spain grants Morocco 33.6 million USD to curb illegal immigrationChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 21, 2019
The Spanish government approved on Friday 30 million euros (33.6 million U.S. dollars) to help Morocco curb illegal immigration into Europe.
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Cooperation between Morocco and Spain has played a role in this year's nearly 27-percent drop in irregular immigration, it added quoting the Spanish Interior Ministry figures.
Two weeks ago, Spain approved another grant of 26 million euros to buy and deliver Morocco 750 vehicles, drones, scanners, radars and technical equipment for border control.
According to the Moroccan authorities, over 40,300 illegal immigration attempts have been foiled in the first six months of 2019. ■