Spain offers to help Malta with latest migrant rescue ship

  23 June 2018    Read: 1651
Spain offers to help Malta with latest migrant rescue ship

Spain has been in contact with Malta to offer humanitarian help with a ship carrying more than 200 rescued immigrants which Italy asked the island state to take in, the government spokeswoman said on Friday, according to Reuters.

Italy urged Malta to take the Dutch-flagged ship run by German charity Mission Lifeline a day after anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said the vessel should take the migrants to the Netherlands.

“We have been in contact with Malta to offer support if humanitarian help is needed by the boat in the next few hours,” government spokeswoman Isabel Celaa said during a news conference following the weekly cabinet meeting.


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