Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah discussed with the President of Tunisia, Kais Saied, the executive procedures for reopening the Ras Ajdair border crossing and mechanisms to support the private sector in the two countries.

This discussion came during a meeting on the sidelines of the 10th session of the ministerial meeting of the Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum held in the Chinese capital, Beijing, where

The two sides agreed on the need to urge the Ministries of Interior in the two countries to carry out the tasks assigned to them for the opening, and to complete the maintenance and development work carried out by the Libyan side.

Saied confirmed directing the Tunisian authorities to complete the file of similarity of names, and to facilitate procedures for Libyan citizens heading to Tunisia.

The two sides also noted the need to support the private sector in the two countries in the field of health, general contracting and industry by facilitating government procedures related to the smooth flow of work and cooperation.

Ras Ajdair border has been closed from the Libyan side since March 19, after clashes between the security forces and what the Ministry of Interior described as smuggling gangs.

The Libyan and Tunisian sides agreed at the beginning of May to reopen the crossing after completing maintenance and development work and opening new routes. However, the border has not been opened yet despite repeated statements from both sides that reopening was close.