The UK is set to announce a £200m ($276m) deal with France to combat the small boat crisis, in a move to reset Anglo-French relations.
This investment in police, security and intelligence will be aimed at stopping small boat launches, and the deal is expected to be agreed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak and President Emmanuel Macron at their meeting in Paris on Thursday morning.
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will also attend the summit, where other issues such as the war in Ukraine, nuclear and defence co-operation and the post-Brexit relationship will also be discussed.
The UK and France are set to announce a deal in which the UK will pay France £200m for investment in police, security and intelligence to stop the small boats crisis.
The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to make the announcement alongside Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday morning.
This is seen as a move to reset Anglo-French relations, which have been strained in recent years.
While one Whitehall source suggested that the amount to be provided in the first year alone would be at least £75m, another suggested that the figure would be even higher.
The investment, set to last for at least three years, is expected to go far beyond any previous funding the UK provided to France in the past.
This move has been received with mixed reactions, with some claiming it to be a 'bribe' to France, while others say that it is a necessary measure to combat small boat crossings.