Italy, France to patrol Tunisian coast to block immigrants

8th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Italy and France will patrol Tunisia's coast to block immigrants heading for Europe, Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said on Friday after talks with his French counterpart Claude Gueant.

"To spur the EU into tackling illegal immigration we have decided, along with France, to patrol the Tunisian coast between Italy and France to block departures from Tunisia," Maroni said.

© 2011 AFP

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