Italy, France not forced to take Tunisian migrants: France

8th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Italy and France do not have a "duty" to take in Tunisian immigrants, French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Friday after talks with Italian counterpart Roberto Maroni amid a diplomatic row.

"Neither Italy nor France has the duty to host the migrants," Gueant said, while Maroni called for "joint action" with the European Union after the recent arrivals of thousands of mostly Tunisian migrants on Italy shores.

© 2011 AFP

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