Border crossing between Libya and Tunisia partially reopened after months of closure

The Rasjedir border crossing, a vital land link between Libya and Tunisia, will partially reopen on Thursday after months of closure, the Libyan Interior Ministry said.

The decision to reopen came after talks between the two countries’ interior ministers in Libya’s capital Tripoli.

The complete reopening of the crossing is scheduled for June 20, the same source reported.

Located 170 km west of Tripoli, the Rasjedir crossing was closed on March 19 following an attack by a “criminal group”.

It is a key crossing point for travellers between the two North African countries.

During their meeting, Libyan Interior Minister Imed Tarabelsi highlighted the problems currently affecting passenger traffic, including smuggling and problems linked to travelers bearing similar names.

He pointed out that both parties were carrying out maintenance and modernization work at the border crossing to meet international standards.

For his part, Tunisian Minister of the Interior, Khaled Nouri, expressed Tunisia’s commitment to strengthening cooperation with Libya and to tackling the challenges affecting passenger flows at border crossings.

TunisianMonitorOnline (NejiMed)

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