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Italian Deputy Premier: No migrant on Navy ship will remain in Liguria

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ROME – Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday said that none of the 100 migrants aboard a Navy vessel bound for Genoa, Italy will remain in Liguria.

“The Navy ship with some 100 migrants on board has been told to go to Genoa but no non-EU citizen will remain in Liguria or at the expense of Italian taxpayers”, Salvini said.

Meanwhile Genoa port authorities on Friday said the Cigala Fulgosi vessel of the Italian Navy, which rescued the migrants off Libya, “if it arrives, it will arrive tomorrow morning”.

“Yesterday we were talking about a timeframe of 36 hours”, said Admiral Nicola Carlone, commander of the port of Genoa.

“I think that there will certainly be a meeting in the next few hours”, he added.

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