French ambassador summoned after Macron decries Italy blocking Aquarius from its ports

Italy has summoned the French ambassador after Emmanuel Macron criticised what he called Italy’s “cynicism and irresponsibility” in turning away a migrant rescue ship with more than 600 people on board.

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s new anti-migrant interior minister, blocked the Aquarius rescue ship carrying 629 people from docking in its ports at the weekend, prompting international outcry.

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The Guardian
Italy summons French ambassador in row over migrant rescue boat

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