Tunisia allows boat with 40 migrants to dock after leaving it stranded for two weeks
At least 80 migrants died when their boat sank off the Tunisian coast in June, one of the worst migrant boat accidents in the North African country of recent years
Among the migrants are two pregnant women, he said, adding that aid and food had been already delivered to the vessel.
The North African country had first argued Malta or Italy should accept the migrants, according to the Red Crescent.
It was not clear where the migrants had set off from before they were rescued by the Tunisian vessel.
The new Italian government has closed its ports to charity ships operating in the Mediterranean, saying the European Union must share the burden of accepting the hundreds of migrants who are plucked from waters each month, mostly off the Libyan coast.
Rome called last month for migrant centres to be set up in Africa to stop a tide of asylum-seekers fleeing toward western Europe. Tunisia has rejected this proposal.
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