The Tunisian Prime Minister, Hicham Al-Mechichi, promised to keep the borders with Libya and Algeria open, regardless of the circumstances.

Al-Mechichi stated, during a parliamentary session in Tunisia discussing the draft state budget bill for 2021, that his country is adhering to this decision, as the fate of Tunisia, Libya and Algeria is one and the same.

He said that this decision took place between Libya and Tunisia approximately two weeks ago, with the joint health protocol which led to the reopening of the land and air borders between both countries, having remained closed since March last, due to stringent measures to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.