Second group of Aquarius migrants leave Malta

The migrants, who were among the 141 rescued by the humanitarian vessel, left Malta for Luxembourg on Sunday

The MV Aquarius was allowed to disembark 141 passengers in Malta after an agreement was reached for their relocation
The MV Aquarius was allowed to disembark 141 passengers in Malta after an agreement was reached for their relocation

A group of migrants who arrived in Malta after being rescued by the MV Aquarius last month have left Malta for Luxembourg, the government said on Sunday.  

The MV Aquarius was allowed to disembark 141 rescued migrants in Malta after an ad hoc agreement was reached for them to be distributed among France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.

In a statement, the government said that the second group of migrants had left Malta on Sunday morning.

The first group of migrants left Malta for France last August at the end of last month.

The agreement reached for the relocation of migrants among EU states was the second such agreement after that of the MV Lifeline.

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