"The operation to transfer the migrants onto AFM vessels will start as soon as possible, after which the NGO boats will be asked to leave our waters immediately".
The two aid boats were about 5 nautical miles off the coast of Malta, which let them shelter in its territorial waters during the negotiations.
Muscat said the ad hoc deal illustrated anew that the European Union needs a comprehensive policy on migrants who are rescued while trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
On Tuesday, Germany said it was willing to take in 50 migrants as long as other European countries also helped out, and the Netherlands also indicated it was willing to welcome some.
Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat addresses a press conference at his office in Valletta, Malta January 9, 2019.
The Sea-Watch 3, a vessel run by a German humanitarian group, rescued 32 people from an unsafe boat off the coast of Libya on 22 December.
Mr Muscat also said that a decision on the fate of 249 rescued migrants already in Malta has also been agreed.
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Sea-Watch said that the migrants finally have a "safe haven" after three weeks at sea.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said five unaccompanied child migrants would be taken in from Malta as a gesture of solidarity and humanitarian assistance. Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte offered to take in some of Malta's migrants, saying there was a limit to the policy of "rigour". European Union border agency Frontex says about 57,000 migrant crossings were detected previous year in Spain, twice as many as during 2017.
"An ad hoc agreement has been reached", said Muscat.
"I am, and remain, against new arrivals in Italy", said Salvini, who has spearheaded the government's tough stance of denying access to NGO-run migrant-rescue ships to Italy's ports.
The migrants at the center of the EU-brokered deal are among the waves of people from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who fled poverty and armed conflicts and risked their lives aboard smugglers' boats bound for Europe in recent years.
The vast majority of the total of nearly 300 migrants will be shared among Germany, France, Portugal, Ireland, Romania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy and Malta, Muscat said.
Spanish police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled people and drugs by boat from Morocco into Spain, charging migrants up to 2,000 euros ($2,300) a trip.
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