Newspaper: Britain will not abandon plans to send migrants to Rwanda

The Evening Standard writes that the UK will continue to work on plans to send migrants to Rwanda as long as Boris Johnson remains prime minister, regardless of his resignation announcement.

“This is a government policy that was agreed upon earlier,” spokesman Boris Johnson was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took over as Prime Minister of Great Britain in 2019 instead of Theresa May, announced yesterday, Thursday, his resignation from his post and the post of head of the UK Conservative Party. He added that he would remain in office until a new prime minister is appointed, while there are many calls in Britain for him to step down immediately.

On April 13, the UK and Rwanda signed an agreement under which people who the British government considers to be illegal immigrants or asylum seekers will be transferred to Rwanda to prepare documents and receive asylum or resettlement.

The first transfer of migrants from the UK to Rwanda was to take place on the evening of 14 June. But the flight to Rwanda was canceled at the last moment due to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, which angered the British authorities.

Source: RIA Novosti

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