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Libya, Italy discuss illegal immigration issues

IANS  |  Tripoli 

Libyan al-Sarraj has held a telephonic conversation with Italian over the issue of and its security and economic effects.

According to a statement by the Libyan prime minister's information office on Friday, the two leaders also discussed the latest political developments in Libya, bilateral relations, and cooperation between the two countries, reported.

The Italian reiterated his country's support for the of National Accord and the path of consensus in Libya, the statement said.

The Libyan Prime Minister stressed the distinguished relations between the two countries, praising Italy's support for to overcome its current crisis, it said.

Italian is scheduled to visit Libya's capital later this month to discuss cooperation against

Upon his appointment as in early June, Salvini said his country would be a "refugee camp," in reference to Rome's refusal to continue receiving migrants.

closed its ports earlier in June and refused to receive a ship belonging to an international organisation that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean, with 600 migrants aboard.

agreed to receive the 600 migrants, after intensive international contacts.

Italy's refusal to receive these migrants from is the first of its kind, which observers consider an indication of Italy's beginning of giving up its international commitments on migrants.



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First Published: Sat, June 23 2018. 06:24 IST