"On Thursday, I will put on the European table at Innsbruck a demand to close Italian ports to ships of international missions," Salvini said on his Twitter account, referring to a meeting with his EU counterparts in the Austrian town next week.
"Unfortunately, Italy's governments over the past five years signed accords allowing all boats to bring their migrants in Italy," he said.
Italy's new coalition government has set a goal of zero arrivals, and Salvini, who heads the far-right League party, has already banned boats chartered by charities to enter Italian ports.
The Innsbruck meeting will be the first of EU justice and interior ministers under the new Austrian presidency of the EU.
Salvini did not name any of the several missions currently patrolling the Mediterranean, but typical among them is the Sophia, EU's anti-trafficking operation set up in 2015 to fight human trafficking. It is under Italian command with headquarters in Rome.
Another is the Mediterranean maritime border patrol mission Triton, launched in 2014 by Frontex to fight human trafficking. It uses NATO ships in some of its operations.
Since the start of the year, 16,687 migrants have arrived in Italy including some 11,000 from Libya, or 80 per cent fewer than last year over the same period, according to Italian interior ministry figures.
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