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Libya says not responsible for resettling illegal immigrants
Last Updated: 2017-02-14 06:23 | Xinhua
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Libya's UN-backed government said on Monday that the recent memorandum of understanding signed between Libya and Italy does not include resettlement of illegal immigrants in Libya.

Under the deal, illegal immigrants will be returned to their home countries after necessary medical care is provided, said Government Spokesman Ashraf Al-Thulthi in a press conference.

The deal also requires the government to develop immigrant reception centers, he added.

Libya is a preferred transit country for illegal immigrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. Many of the migrants are reported to be drowned on the way.

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