Italy and Libya have signed an agreement to stop immigrants leaving Libya without documentation.

The agreement was signed in Tripoli after talks between the home affairs ministers of the two countries. 

Italy also agreed to train Libyan police.

The two ministers said at a press conference at the Corinthia Tripoli that the agreement will combat illegal immigration.

The two countries will work with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to encourage immigrants to return to their countries of origin.

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