Presidential Council's (PC) members Abdullah Al-Lafi and Mossa Al-Koni discussed the security situation at the Ras Ajdair border during their meeting with a number of elders from Zuwara on Friday.

A statement by the Presidential Council said that the meeting, which took place in the city of Zuwara, witnessed the attendees’ applause of “the stance of the Presidential Council in containing the situation at the Ras Ajdair border by assigning the Chief of Staff and its affiliated units to exact security at the border.”

The meeting was held in the hospitality hall in the city of Zuwara, in the presence of the Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Haddad, and his advisor for security and border affairs. It was also attended by the mayors of the municipalities of Kabao, Jadu, Wazen, Al-Qalaa, Nalut, and Yifren.

Al-Koni and Al-Lafi hailed “the members of the Libyan army for responding to the nation’s call to secure the border, and the elders of the city of Zuwara in their cooperation with the Chief of Staff, in preparation for the resumption of work on the border the coming days."

They added that the Presidential Council was keen to achieve stability and prevent war between Libyans under any circumstances.

Ras Ajdair border crossing with Tunisia has been closed since March 19 after clashes between units of the Ministry of Interior and an armed group that the Ministry described as outlaws.

After the clashes, the border witnessed congestion amid calls for military mobilizations on ethnic grounds after the Supreme Council of Amazigh of Libya accused the Minister of Interior of targeting the Amazigh people. 

The Chief of General Staff later intervened and sent a joint force with the Ministry of the Interior to secure the border and form a committee to manage it in preparation for reopening it.