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356 Migrants On Ocean Viking Vessel To Arrive In Malta After 6 EU Member States Intervene

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A resolution for the 356 people aboard the Ocean Viking vessel that has been stranded in the Mediterranean for the last two weeks has finally been reached, with the migrants arriving in Malta before being transferred to six other member states.

The vessel, which is operated by Doctors Without Borders and the NGO SOS Mediterranee,  has been in international waters between Malta and Lampedusa.

The migrants will be relocated to six EU member states: France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Romania.

“None of the migrants will remain in Malta,” the government said.

The ad-hoc agreement is the latest in a long line of resolution to growing diplomatic issues in the region surrounding the migration issue.

While maintaining its legal position on the issue, the government announced that the migrants will arrive in Malta later today.

“Malta is committed to being a proactive member of the European Union, being part of pragmatic solutions that do not put undue pressure on one single member state,” they continued.

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