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France and Britain seek new start after years of bickering

France's President Emmanuel Macron (right) with Britain's PM Rishi Sunak at the end of the French-British summit, at the Elysee Palace in Paris on March 10, 2023 - PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is seeking to improve relations with France by pledging to spend up to £500 million (S$812 million) by the middle of this decade to help France combat illegal migration between the two countries.

The offer was made at a Friday summit held in Paris between Mr Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron, the first such high-level Franco-British event since Britain left the European Union in early 2020.

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