Britain has pledged almost £500m to France to increase measures to stop small boats from crossing the Channel and reduce illegal immigration.
This move comes after a meeting held by UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak and French President, Emmanuel Macron in Paris.
The commitment includes funding for a new detention centre in France and additional law enforcement officers on French shores.
However, there was no sign of the returns agreement with France that the UK Government desires.
The French President told the UK Chancellor that any migration returns agreement he covets needs to be negotiated with the European Union rather than Paris.
UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has committed nearly £500m to France over the next three years to escalate efforts to block illegal border crossings.
Mr Sunak praises the "unprecedented" £478m package agreement signed by both countries.
France is to receive funding for a new detention centre in Calais and hundreds of additional law enforcement officers on French shores.
Previous efforts have cost the UK more than £300m in the last decade to stop unauthorised migration in France.
Mr Sunak made it one of his five priorities to halt illegal immigration, declaring the UK's commitment to preventing illegal migrants from arriving on British soil.
France currently experiences unprecedented internal displacement and housing shortages, with the numbers of immigrants arriving making the crisis significantly more pressing.
Emmanuel Macron stated that the migration returns agreement the UK desires under their pledge to "stop the boats" would have to be negotiated with the EU rather than Paris.
Macron commented that he agreed to the new measures with the UK because he saw it as a building block to reset relations not only with France but also with the rest of Europe.
Several different sources report on the funding agreement between France and the UK. The sources reveal different perspectives and tones: The Independent reports on Emmanuel Macron's response, highlighting that the returns agreement would have to be negotiated with the EU, whereas The Mirror emphasises that the issue was not discussed, indicating that the French President was dismissive of the UK's calls.
Additionally, The Telegraph focuses on the detention centre which they say is to be funded by Britain for the first time, while all sources report on the funding provided to France to step up efforts to prevent small boats from crossing the English Channel.