By Olfa Andolsi.
Tunis, 27 November 2017:
For the sixth day running, the southern Tunisia-Libya border crossing between Wazen and Dahiba is closed on both sides because of arguments about illegal goods being transported.
Movement of cars and heavy goods vehicles was suspended last Wednesday by the Libyan authorities who claimed that they had seized prohibited goods from a number of young traders from Dahiba. However, according to the Tunisian news agency TAP’s correspondent in the area, the seized goods – olives and similar products – were permitted. In response, the Tunisian traders threatened to block the road to Libyan vehicles.
Negotiations are on-going between representatives of security authorities and civil society on both side of the border to solve the problem and ensure the re-opening of the crossing.
Access is permitted to Tunisians and Libyans returning home.