After drawn-out negotiations, Malta lets rescued migrants disembark

Posted January 9, 2019 5:11 pm by Editor

After drawn-out negotiations, Malta lets rescued migrants disembark

ROME – Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean were taken to shore in Malta Jan. 9 after being kept at sea while European nations argued over who was responsible for them.Pope Francis had issued a public plea Jan. 6 for European governments to demonstrate “concrete solidarity” with the 32 migrants rescued Dec. 22 and 17 others rescued Dec. 29.The 49 people, including several children, were rescued by boats operated by the Germany-based Sea-Watch humanitarian organization.Joseph Muscat, prime minister of Malta, announcing that the migrants would be transferred to Maltese military boats and brought ashore, said Jan. 9, “Malta, the smallest European

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