Rwanda ‘notes’ UK decision to end migrant deportation deal

Rwanda acknowledged the UK’s new Labour government’s decision to cancel a deal to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Prime Minister Keir Starmer declared the migrant plan, initiated by the previous Conservative government, as “dead and buried.”

The scheme had faced numerous legal challenges, with the UK Supreme Court ruling it illegal under international law last November.

Rwanda noted the UK Government’s intention to terminate the Migration and Economic Development Partnership Agreement.

Rwanda’s government spokesperson Yolande Makolo stated that the partnership aimed to address the UK’s irregular migration crisis.

She emphasized that Rwanda had upheld its obligations and remained committed to global migration solutions.

Before the July 4 election, the Labour Party promised to scrap the scheme, which the Conservatives claimed would deter migrants crossing the Channel.

Former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had even passed legislation declaring Rwanda a safe country.

Immigration has become a crucial issue in the UK since Brexit, with promises to control the country’s borders.

Rwanda, praised for its modern infrastructure, is accused by rights groups of suppressing dissent and free speech under President Paul Kagame.

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