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Austrian Foreign Minister: There is Dire Need for Working With Libya to Curb Flow of Refugees to Europe.

Tripoli, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kortes has said there was a dire need for cooperation with Libya to curb down the flow of refugees to Europe. Following a different approach from the current could help stop or curb the arrival of refugees to Europe, Kortes said in statement published here on Wednesday. 'Refugees are not Libyan nationals, but use Libyan territory as a transit point to cross the Mediterranean for Europe, Kortes said, noting that closing the Balkan road and cooperation with Turkey led to decline of flow of refugees by 98%, while the number of refugees arriving in Italy mostly Africans increased by 20%, he said.

Source: Libya News Agency