Algeria to Reopen Embassy in Tripoli, and Libya reopens borders with Tunisia
The Algerian President receives the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, on an official visit, and Libya decides to reopen borders with Tunisia
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received the Vice President of the Libyan Presidential Council Musa Al-Koni on Thursday in an official visit, within the framework of the ongoing consultations between the two brotherly countries.
Tebboune affirmed Algeria's supportive stance to resolve the Libyan crisis, allowing the scheduled elections to take place and building state institutions, as well as rejecting any form of external interference in Libyan affairs.
In turn, the Vice President of the Libyan Presidential Council highlighted the full consensus on various files and thanked Algeria's continuous efforts in coordination and consultation to serve the interests of the two brotherly nations.
Al-Koni also praised the decision to reopen the Algerian embassy in Tripoli, the consulate in Sabha, and the Algiers-Tripoli airline, in addition to the opening of Ghat and Ghadames border crossings.
It is noteworthy that last August, the Algerian capital hosted a meeting of the ministers of the Libyan neighboring countries to help the Libyan parties organize the elections that will be held on December 24, and overcome technical obstacles and security difficulties before and after the elections.
Reopening of the Border Between Libya and Tunisia
In the same context, the Libyan Government of National Accord also announced today the reopening of the borders between Libya and Tunisia, with the aim of facilitating the entry of citizens from both sides.
The government stated that the decision came as a result of the culmination of efforts initiated by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba and Tunisian President Kais Saied, during their meeting in Tunisia a few days ago.
The meeting that took place between al-Dabaiba and Saeed resulted in an agreement to form a ministerial committee from both sides, which assessed the security and health conditions in the two countries, and reached a decision to open the border crossings, provided that all security and health measures are taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, according to the media office of the Libyan government.
The Government of National Accord affirmed that Libya's relations with Tunisia are well-established, detailing the will and commitment to fulfill all concluded agreements in the service of the interests of the Libyan and Tunisian people.
It is noteworthy to mention that in November 2020, the border between the two countries was reopened after 7-month closure due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
However, due to the Delta mutant in Tunisia, the border was suddenly closed on July 8 by the Libyan government.