This Sunday, June 24, 2018 photo released by the Libyan Coast Guard shows migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP)
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Italy's anti-immigration interior minister said on a visit to Libya Monday he had proposed setting up migrant reception centers at Libya's southern borders to help stanch a flow of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy.Salvini said such centers would ease pressure on both Libya and Italy.Salvini thanked the Libyan coast guard for the "excellent work" in rescuing and intercepting migrants and said the two countries were in "full agreement" over immigration.Salvini has said Italians are fed up with the unwillingness of other EU countries to take in a fair share of migrants that reach the bloc via Italy. He has vowed not to let charity ships operating off Libya in recent years disembark migrants in Italy.One such vessel with more than 600 migrants on board was stranded before it was accepted by Spain; a second vessel carrying more than 230 migrants is stuck in the Mediterranean.
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