Italy summoned France's envoy on Wednesday and demanded an apology from President Emmanuel Macron, who had said Rome's move to block the migrant rescue ship from its ports was an act of "cynicism and irresponsibility".
Speaking on the telephone on Wednesday evening, Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said they would meet in Paris for a working lunch on Friday as planned.
"France does not want escalation; it's counter productive".
"We obviously thank the Spanish government for the gesture, but we ask that it not be a one-off gesture, that it lead the European Union in a change of policies, so that the response to this phenomena is more human", Noguera said.
Salvini earlier underlined that Italy's ports would no longer be open to foreign boats carrying migrants.
All three ships are en route to Valencia, Spain - a roughly 800-mile journey that is likely to encounter bad weather, according to Jana Ciernioch, spokeswoman from SOS M-diterran-e.
Le Drian told Borrell that France was "ready to give support to Spain by accepting in France passengers on the Aquarius [humanitarian vessel] who answered the criteria for asylum after approval from the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless People (OFPRA)".
The Aquarius rescued 630 people while on patrol off the coast of Libya over the weekend, the ship's operators SOS M-diterran-e and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
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"It seems to me that their arrival is expected Saturday without problems", he added.
"Closing ports, whoever does it, threatens rescue at sea, as we have seen in the case of the Aquarius, and therefore is not the right solution", UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told reporters in Geneva.
During Italy's recent election, Salvini had seized on anti-immigration sentiment in the country and pledged to deport 500,000 migrants.
A U.S. Navy vessel is waiting to learn where it can disembark 40 migrants who survived a capsizing off Libya.
In a social media post, Sea-Watch said that the Trenton has not yet received permission from Italian authorities to bring the survivors and the remains of the victims to shore.
An Italian coast guard vessel has docked in Sicily with more than 900 migrants aboard, evidence that Italy's new anti-migrant government is still taking in some asylum-seekers but is forcing the rest of Europe to accept others.
In a tweet on June 11, Pedro Sanchez, Spain's new prime minister, said the migrants were welcome at the Port of Valencia.