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Italian Government : We discuss Support for Libyan Coast Guard Operations to Stop Traffickers.

Italian Government : We discuss Support for Libyan Coast Guard Operations to Stop Traffickers.Thursday , 2707201719:55:00

Rome, 27 July 2017(Lana) Italy has announced that Libya had asked for assistance to stop illegal migration operations from the Libyan coasts towards the European southern shores, according to media reports. ‘Libya has asked for assistance from Italian warships to support its anti-traffickers operations mounted by the Libyan coast guard in the Libyan territorial waters, the sources quoted Italian Prime Minister Paolo Genelone as saying. He noted that the Italian defense Ministry was considering the matter after endorsement of the Parliament. Gentelone said the request which he said was a new event was key to confront trafficking and would allow Italian naval vessels to enter into Libyan territorial water which would considerably curb the flow of migrants heading to Europe. According to latest International Migration Organization over 111,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe across the Mediterranean since the start of the year, of which 93.000 have reached Italy, while 2360 have lost their lives in the Sea. =Lana=

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