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Tunisia: 40% of summer fruit exports go to Libya

Tunisia’s exports of summer fruits increased by 17% reaching 32,500 tons, against 27,600 tons in the same period last year, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday. During this season, official forecasts in Tunisia expect overall exports of summer fruit to reach nearly 41 million tonnes. “The target sought-after is to exceed the volume exported in 2011 […]

Libya-Tunisia Border Crossing Closed

The Libyan-Tunisian border crossing between Dahiba [Dehiba, Dhiba] and Wazin [Wazen, Wazn, Wazzen, Wazzin] was closed by the Libyan authorities on Sunday following angry clashes between Libyans and Tunisians over the weekend. According to the Libya Helrald, the dispute started on Friday between when a Libyan and a Tunisian, both unnamed, were involved in an […]

Libya, Tunisia and Egypt consider cancelling travel visas for citizens

Egypt, Tunisia and Libya will consider whether to allow citizens to travel among the three countries without the need for a visa. Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi is investigating the suggestion. This comes after Egyptian, Tunisian and Libyan foreign ministers issued what they call the “Cairo Declaration” on Sunday from Egypt’s foreign affairs ministry. The declaration […]

Bomb explodes outside Tunisian consulate in Tripoli

A bomb exploded outside the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli on Tuesday, causing damage but no injuries, a Libyan security official said, the latest in a rash of attacks on foreign targets in the North African state. Resentment of Tunisia among remaining supporters of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi may have been stirred by Tunisia’s extradition […]

Gunmen storm Tunisian consulate in Libya’s Benghazi

Gunmen on Monday stormed the Tunisian consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, diplomatic and security sources told AFP, without reporting casualties. “The Tunisian consulate has been stormed by armed men,” a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity, blaming the attack on a local brigade known as the Partisans of Shariah, or […]

Tunisia, Libya launch border security partnership

Tunisian interim Interior Minister Ali Laârayedh and his Libyan counterpart Fawzi Abdelali agreed March 30th to increase co-operation in security, stability and development. At their meeting in Tunis, the Libyan minister stressed the importance of security co-ordination between Libya and Tunisia in the upcoming period, especially in terms of securing the joint land borders to […]

Libyan domestic fund to direct some investments abroad-official

A Libyan domestic investment fund with estimated assets of $1 billion could direct some of its investments abroad, especially to neighbouring Tunisia, the chief executive of the National Investment Company said. “Although the fund is focused on domestic investment, our laws allow for foreign investment,” Basheer Ashour told Reuters over the telephone from Tripoli. “We […]

Libya and Tunisia sign security accord

Libya and Tunisia agreed on Thursday to boost cooperation on security, the fight against “terrorist groups” and border controls, according to a memorandum of understanding signed in Tripoli. The north African neighbours agreed to “exchange information on the activities and crimes of terrorist groups… their sources of financing and the movements of their leaders,” said […]