Crucial Crossing On Libya-Tunisia Border To Partially Reopen After Months Of Closure

TRIPOLI, Jun 13 (NNN-LANA) – The Ras Ajdir border crossing, a vital land link between Libya and Tunisia, will partially reopen today, following months of closure, the Libyan Interior Ministry announced, yesterday.

The reopening decision was made after discussions between the interior ministers of both countries, in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Full operations at the crossing are scheduled to resume on Jun 20.

Located 170 km west of Tripoli, the Ras Ajdir crossing was closed on Mar 19, due to an attack by a “criminal group.” It serves as a key passage for travellers between the two African nations.

During their meeting, Libyan Interior Minister, Emad al-Tarabelsi, highlighted ongoing issues affecting passenger movement, including smuggling and problems with travellers having similar names. He noted that, both sides are conducting maintenance and upgrades at the border crossing to meet international standards.

For his part, Tunisian Interior Minister, Khaled Nouri, expressed Tunisia’s commitment to enhancing cooperation with Libya, and addressing challenges impacting the flow of passengers through the border crossings.– NNN-LANA


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