Separately, Spain saves more than 340 people in Mediterranean on Saturday, including one attempting crossing on truck tyre
France and Malta have agreed to host 50 people each, responding to a request for help sent by Italy after it took part in the rescue of 450 migrants from an overcrowded ship in the Mediterranean, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.
"France and Malta will respectively take 50 migrants each... other countries will follow very quickly," Conte said on his Facebook page.
"This is the first important result obtained after a day of phone calls and written exchanges I have had with all 27 European leaders," Conte said.
French officials could not immediately be reached for comment.