The Home Secretary met interior ministers of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain, alongside representatives of the United States and the EU Commission at a virtual G6 today (24 March).
G6 partners agreed to utilise Interpol more effectively to enhance law enforcement cooperation across the world, discussed the need to do more to tackle illegal migration, and action needed to break up abhorrent organised crime gangs who operate across national boundaries.
The UK’s hosting of the G6 comes as the UK Government launches landmark changes to fix the UK asylum system and replace it with a new system which is fair but firm.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said:
The G6 has agreed to improve its understanding of how criminal gangs – such as those behind Channel crossings – operate so governments are better armed to stop them.
Ministers also agreed greater coordination and a global response to ensure that there is no safe space for terrorists or those who would sexually exploit and abuse children to operate online, including by addressing issues caused by end to end encryption.
The Home Secretary was joined by National Crime Agency Director General Lynne Owens, and the Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft.
Italy will be hosting the G6 2022 meeting.
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