Sources close to the Italian Interior Ministry are being quoted as saying that Italy and Malta are to form an “anti-illegals axis” after rescued migrants hijacked a merchant ship and forced it to go to Malta after stopping it taking them back to Libya.
It was reported that the Maltese ambassador was received at the interior ministry Thursday morning to discuss this possibility.
According to sources close to the Italian Interior Ministry, this incident was a chance “to open a new phase of collaboration between the two countries. Concrete proposals will shortly be formulated to intervene against clandestine immigration and human trafficking in the Mediterranean.”
Via Il Giornale