By Muttaz Mohamed Ali.
Tripoli, 1 April 2014:
The Libyan-Tunisian joint border committee agreed yesterday evening to reopen Ras . . .[restrict]Jedir border crossing next Sunday. It followed a strike in Ben Guerdane earlier in the day by local youth and commercial interests in protest at the continuing closure.
Attending the talks were security officials and representatives of civil society on both sides of the border in addition to the Governor of Medenine. It was agreed that Tunisian vehicles travelling across the border had to have insurance and, for older vehicles, a certificate of road worthiness.
The crossing has been closed since the beginning of March for various reasons – such as disputes among border guards and attacks on the drivers from one country while in the other.
There was a brief reopening on 16 March but it only lasted for five hours. [/restrict]