Illegal migration at focus of Italian-Tunisian talks in Rome
Tunisia’s Foreign minister Nabil Ammar is currently on a working visit to Italy, as Rome presses Tunis to curb waves of illegal migrants batting its coasts.
Ammar is expected to meet with Antonio Tajani, his Italian counterpart.
The two sides are to discuss global economic interests of both countries, clamping down on illegal migration, increasing investments, developing internal regions and creating employment opportunities for young people in the North African country.
Italy is very concerned about socio, economic and political situation in Tunisia and fears that it might compound further the illegal migration crisis it is confronted with.
Tunisia Friday said it saved 27,665 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and foiled 889 illegal immigration attempts during the first quarter (Q1) of this year.
The North African country has emerged as a launching pad for vessels taking risks with migrants after Libya stepped up efforts to curb the phenomenon.