Zeidan Orders Reopening of Tunisian Border

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan [Zidan] has ordered the Interior and Defence ministers to reopen and secure the border crossing with Tunisia at Ras Jedir, which has been closed to truck drivers for more than two weeks.

The move follows a meeting with the Tunisian Prime minister, Hamadi Jebali, in Tripoli on Monday. Both sides also agreed to a joint meeting with the Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, in the border town of Ghadames on Saturday to discuss common border security concerns, including the smuggling of weapons and drugs.

Libya Herald reports that the prime ministers also discussed the issue of the five-member Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), which was reactivated last February after years in abeyance; a heads-of-government Maghreb summit scheduled for Tunisia last month did not take place.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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