Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said earlier today that an agreement would be signed tomorrow between the Italian government and the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC). While no specific details of the agreement are being reported yet, the agreement will supposedly commit the NTC to taking steps to prevent the departure of migrants and also includes a repatriation agreement. Frattini also said that the UNHCR will be a party to the agreement. Frattini is quoted as saying that “unlike what happened with Gaddafi this agreement sees the UNHCR fully involved.”
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[Update: UNHCR has expressed suprise at Frattini’s statement and said that it has no invovlement with this new agreement.]