June 29, 2018 / 1:56 PM / 8 months ago

Spain says EU pledges funds for Spain and Morocco to handle migration

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a news conference following the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

MADRID (Reuters) - European leaders have agreed to increase funds for Spain and Morocco to help deal with migration flows as more people choose the route between the two countries to cross to Europe, Spanish Prime Minister0 Pedro Sanchez said on Friday.

“There is a commitment to dispense more funds to the government of Spain and Morocco,” Sanchez said during a televised news conference after a European Union summit in Brussels, adding there was recognition that this route was under rising pressure.

Reporting by Rodrigo de Miguel; Writing by Isla Binnie; Editing by Sonya Dowsett

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