Tunis/Tunisia — The customs directorates of Tunisia and Libya announced, on Saturday, the reopening of the Ras Jedir border post on both sides for the transport of goods between the two countries, pending in a later phase the application of this procedure for the movement of passengers and means of transport.
The reopening was announced at the end of a meeting that took place between the two parties in Djerba and crowned a series of consultations that took place recently between the customs directorates of the two countries.
To this effect, Hichem Miladi, Controller general in charge of regional services at the Tunisian customs directorate, said that the reopening of this crossing point will allow a better flow of goods and the development of trade between Tunisia and Libya.
He recalled that Tunisian exports to Libya during the first five months of 2021 have increased to reach a value of 497 million dinars against 541 million dinars for the whole year 2020.
The imports of Libyan goods in Tunisia during the first five months of the year 2021 amounted to 33 million dinars against 41 million dinars during the whole year 2020.
For his part, Head of the technical directorate at the Libyan customs, Salem Bassir stressed that the reopening of the border post of Ras Jedir for the passage of people will be implemented during the next few months, after the completion of all logistical aspects.