UK’s Cameron marks progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a UK-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration while visiting Tirana on Wednesday.

Cameron said small boat arrivals from Albania to the UK fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries fought people smuggling gangs, and Britain has removed almost 6,000 Albanians, according to a Foreign Office statement .

While in Albania, Cameron discussed the need for greater collaboration across Europe on the challenge of migration, including organized crime, Western Balkan security, and both countries' support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, according to the statement.

The statement said "the partnership between the UK and Albania stands out as a leading example of disrupting the business models of callous people smuggling gangs, significantly reducing dangerous small boats crossings, and providing...

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