Summer departure plan for North Africans via Spain resumes

Operations from southern ports set to start June 15

14 June, 14:45

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, JUNE 14 - The resumption after two years of the "Crossing the strait" annual operation that allows each summer thousands of people, mainly North Africans, to return home from Europe through Spain is scheduled on Wednesday, Spanish news agency Efe reports.

    The operation, which was suspended after the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020, will resume following the beginning of a "new phase" of bilateral relations between the governments of Spain and Morocco, for months disturbed by tensions of a diplomatic nature between the two sides.

    The measure designed to allow the departure in the summer of hundreds of thousands of North Africans residing in Europe will involve several ports of southern Spain. Over the past few weeks, Spain and Morocco also reopened common land borders.(ANSAmed).

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