Britain will continue to help tackle Europe's migrant crisis after Brexit, the prime minister Theresa May has confirmed.
Speaking at a summit of EU leaders in Malta the PM referred to the issue of migration from Libya across the Mediterranean as one of the "biggest challenges that Europe is facing" and pledged that the UK would continue its support to tackle the issue after leaving the EU.
She said: "We've agreed what we need is a comprehensive but a coordinated approach.
"The UK has already contributed significantly to the effort but we will continue to do so and we will continue to do so even after we leave the European Union because we want to continue to be a good friend and ally to the European Union as we build a global Britain standing tall in the world."
Mrs May also said that looking ahead to upcoming Brexit negotiations what she wanted was to build a "strong partnership" with the EU as "we're not leaving Europe, we're leaving the EU".
More than 700 people have been rescued from the Mediterranean in the last 36 hours.
The UK will offer help to Latin American and Asian countries which need migrants, to be able to take them in.
The European Union summit will see leaders discuss the migrant crisis between Italy and Libya, defence and Nato, and Donald Trump.