An Italian Coast Guard boat carries migrants as tourists on boat, foreground, watch, near the port of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Monday, Sept. 18, 2023.

French interior minister urges Europe to be 'firm' in face of migrant arrivals

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin was welcomed by his Italian counterpart Matteo Piantedosi in Rome to "help Italy to secure its borders", following the influx of migrants to Lampedusa.