Libya, Tunisia agree on boosting cross-border cooperation

The Tunisian Prime Minister, Hisham Al-Mashishi, arrived in Libya’s capital Tripoli on Saturday on a formal visit and met with the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah to discuss the latest developments in Libya and the region as well as boosting bilateral relations.

In a press conference after a meeting for the Tunisian officials with the Libyan Government of National Unity, Dbeibah said restrictions on goods coming from Tunisia to Libya via land border crossings will be lifted and the issues of the Tunisian workers in Libya will be soon sorted out.

Dbeibah also said that Libya will send to south Tunisia medical aids to help them against the spread of the Coronavirus, adding that since the assumption of of duties by the Government of National Unity, Libya-Tunisia relations have seen progressive momentum.

He also said that the Libyan authorities are going to work on activating the bilateral agreements between the two countries, adding that both counties are working on solving issues such as security problems and debts, reiterating that Libya has signed agreements in land, sea and air transports with Tunisia.

In the meantime, the Tunisian Prime Minister said his country was working on facilitating the entry of Libyans to Tunisia, adding that they had lifted restrictions on ownership for Libyans inside Tunisia.

Al-Mashishi said Tunisia is ready to help Libyans and the Government of National Unity in the upcoming reconstruction phase, explaining that trade exchanges are going well and so are the transport of people and goods.

He added that Libya and Tunisia see eye to eye on regional issues, saying that his country is always ready to help Libya achieve peace, stability and national reconciliation.


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