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The Director of the Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Libyan Foreign Ministry, Rashid Abu Ghafah, held talks on Sunday with an Omani diplomatic delegation, led byHilal bin Abdullah Al-Sanani, Oman’s Ambassador to Tunisia.

At least 15 migrants have been found dead off Tunisia’s coast and on its border with Algeria this week, authorities said on Friday. The deaths come as sub-Saharan Africans face increasing tensions in Tunisia and more and more people seek to leave or transit through the country en route to Europe.

Two migrant boats carrying a total of 50 people were intercepted by finance police and accompanied to Lampedusa on Saturday, taking to 430 the total number of arrivals since midnight in 10 distinct landings.

The Italian authorities continue the policy of assigning distant ports to NGO rescue vessels for the disembarkation of survivors. Malta failed to rescue more than 7,000 people in distress in the country’s SAR zone in 2022 and reports of non-response tactics continue to mount. EU partners, Tunisia and Libya continue their pull back operations and abuse of migrants, according to European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).