The Government of National Unity has sent food aid trucks carrying essential goods such as sugar, oil, flour, and rice to Tunisia.

The Spokesman for the Libyan Embassy in Libya, Naim Al-Ashibi, said the convoy comes in solidarity with the Tunisian people, who are going through difficult living conditions.

According to a press statement by Al-Ashibi, around 96 trucks set off on Tuesday night towards the Ras Jedir border crossing with Tunisia, carrying basic foodstuffs amounting to 65 tons.

He disclosed that the GNU plans to send 170 aid trucks in the coming days.

Last November, the GNU sent a shipment of petrol estimated at 30,000 tons to help the neighbouring country overcome the fuel crisis after failing to pay for its import.