Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tunisian-Libyan border closure continue as precautionary health measure, FM says
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Tunisian-Libyan border closure continue as precautionary health measure, FM says

Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Jerandi, confirmed that border crossings with Libya will be reopened as soon as the Ministry receives notification from the Tunisian committee concerned with confronting COVID-19.

Jerandi explained, during two phone calls with the Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Mangoush, that the continuation of the crossings closure is a precautionary health measure, aimed at protecting the citizens of the two countries, to prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to the Libyan Foreign Ministry.

Mangoush inquired from her Tunisian counterpart about the circumstances of the continued closure of the border crossings on the Tunisian side, and explained to him the suffering of citizens on both sides, Libyans and Tunisians, as a result of the closure continuation, especially families and patients.

It is noteworthy that Libya had announced on Thursday reopening its border crossings with Tunisia.