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European border closures must be avoided if possible: French minister

French President Emmanuel Macron's European Affairs advisor Clement Beaune leaves the Elysee palace in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – The closure of borders between European countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic must be avoided as much as possible, French Junior European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told France Inter radio on Wednesday.

Beaune said that while political responses to the COVID-19 crisis were always prone to change, responses such as European border closures “were to be avoided”.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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