Paris: France`s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his British counterpart Theresa May will sign a deal this week to try and alleviate the migrant crisis in the northern port of Calais, the government said Tuesday.
The deal -- which will be signed in Calais -- will focus on securing the area where thousands of people desperate to get to Britain have gathered, tackling human trafficking rings and improving humanitarian aid for migrants, France`s interior ministry said.
Cazeneuve will then travel to Berlin to meet his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere for talks on Europe`s migration policies, it added.
The situation in Calais has hit the headlines in the past weeks, as migrants make attempt after attempt to enter the under-Channel Eurotunnel to reach Britain, some paying for it with their lives.
And while France and Britain have tried to present a united front in tackling the migrant crisis, the issue has become a political hot potato between the two countries.
The two ministers will visit the site around Eurotunnel, where security has been increased, leading to a drop in the number of attempts by migrants to breach the tunnel.