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Spain, Morocco Urge Euro-African Summit on Immigration


Spain and Morocco have called for a European-African summit to discuss the surge of illegal immigration from the North African country to Europe.

The announcement was made in Rabat Tuesday by Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos.

Earlier Tuesday, Morocco flew 140 illegal migrants back to Senegal. Other flights to Senegal and Mali are planned.

Spain has been sending Africans who have illegally entered its enclaves in Melilla and Ceuta back into Morocco, which has started sending them home.

More than 1,000 migrants have scaled the razor-wire fences surrounding the enclaves since August, seeking a better life in Europe. At least 14 have died during the attempts.

Amnesty International has accused the European Union of failing to protect refugees.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.