Italy's Salvini suggests migrant centres on Libya's southern borders

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  • Monday, 25 Jun 2018

FILE PHOTO: Migrants at a naval base after being rescued by Libyan coast guards in Tripoli, Libya, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Italy's anti-immigration interior minister said on a visit to Libya on Monday he had proposed setting up migrant reception centres at Libya's southern borders to help stanch a flow of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy.

Matteo Salvini, whose far right League party has campaigned to bar migrants fleeing Africa and expel those already in Italy, and has been in a governing coalition since the start of June, did not say in which countries such centres could be located.

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