UK hopes France will reconsider cancelling invite to migration meeting

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel walks outside Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes France will reconsider cancelling the invitation for interior minister Priti Patel to attend a meeting scheduled this weekend to tackle the topic of illegal migrants, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Friday.

"No nation can tackle this alone and so I hope that the French will reconsider," he told BBC News.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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