France will take in 24,000 refugees over next two years: Hollande

 President Francois Hollande said Monday France would take in 24,000 refugees over the next two years and proposed to host an international conference on the migration crisis.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 07, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Paris: President Francois Hollande said Monday France would take in 24,000 refugees over the next two years and proposed to host an international conference on the migration crisis.

Hollande told reporters the European Commission was preparing to unveil a proposal for mandatory quotas for EU states to relocate 120,000 refugees, "which for France will represent 24,000 people. We will do it."