Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister

President Trump told Spain's foreign minister that he had a sure-fire plan to prevent asylum seekers from Africa from flooding European shores - build a wall in the Sahara desert. Josep Borrell says the president suggested building a wall across the Sahara desert, even though only two small enclaves in the region are Spanish territory, the Telegraph.

When diplomats pointed out the Sahara is nearly 3,000 miles long (4,800km) Trump insisted: "The Sahara border can't be bigger than our border with Mexico".

Mr Trump is said to have cited his own project to construct a divide with Mexico, which is yet to get off the ground itself, to stop illegal migrants from crossing the border into the US.

The U.S. -Mexico border is approximately 2,000 miles wide.

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The Spanish daily El Pais said the minister made it clear he disagreed with Trump's proposal.

Mr Borrell told the story at a lunch event in Madrid this week, in comments that were widely reported by the Spanish media.

Spain is at the frontline of this issue, having overtaken Italy to become the number one point of entry for migrants coming to Europe by sea or by land from Africa.

A total of 33,611 migrants have arrived in Spain by sea so far this year, according to figures released this week by the International Organisation for Migration.

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