UK asylum plan: “We’d prefer not to receive people from neighbouring countries…like DRC, Burundi, Uganda or Tanzania,” says Rwanda's FM
UK asylum plan: Rwanda to exclude those from neighbouring nationsC
Some asylum seekers who cross the English Channel to the UK will be given a one-way ticket to Rwanda under new plans.
The pilot scheme will focus on single men arriving on boats or lorries.
Rwanda's Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta said at a press conference, where he appeared with UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, that this deal was not for people from neighbouring countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
In a separate press conference, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the £120m ($157m) scheme would "save countless lives" from human trafficking.