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Libya rejects establishment of reception centres for irregular migrants on its territory
October 20, 2018 - 12:25
Written by: SafaAlharathy
Foreign Minister of the Presidential Council's government Mohamed Sayala said Libya refuses the idea of setting up reception centres for irregular migrants on its territory, as did Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
"The country's immigrant housing centres are sheltering around 30,000 immigrants, and Libya has cooperated with the European Union to return migrants to their countries of origin, but some countries refused to receive them," Sayala said to the Austrian newspaper Die Presse.
"Libya has signed agreements with Chad, Niger and Sudan to enhance the security of the crossing borders in order to curb the flow of migrants," the Foreign Minister added.