3 August 2012

Tunisia: Activities in Ras Jedir Border Crossing Resume Gradually After Official Re-Opening

Ben Guerdane — Normal activities have resumed gradually in the Tunisian-Libyan border crossing of Ras Jedir after reopening Thursday for travellers in both directions.

The Ras Jedir border crossing was closed, on Thursday afternoon one hour after its re-opening due to a disagreement on the Libyan side between the department of border crossing and the security brigade.

The border crossing had been closed for 11 days. Several contacts between senior Tunisian and Libyan officials have been made since Saturday to re-open the border crossing in the shortest term.

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