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February 4, 2023

Italy to hold Tunisia talks over Lampedusa migrants

Italy’s interior minister is to visit Tunis for talks aimed at stopping the flow of migrants to the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampe­du­sa, the BBC informs. More than 15,000 people, mainly Tunisians but including some Libyans and Mo­roccans, have arrived since Ja­nua­ry’s uprising in Tunisia. An Ita­lian naval vessel will begin ferrying some of the new arrivals off the is­land beginning on Wednesday. In­terior Minister Roberto Maroni an­nounced that he would visit Tu­nis on Wednesday to discuss the situation. The UN refugee agency says tensions are rising between mi­grants and the local population and there is “chaos and disorganisation”.

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