Dhehiba-Wazen border crossing still closed | Tunisia News Gazette

Dhehiba-Wazen border crossing still closed

The Dhehiba-Wazen border crossing in Tataouine has been closed on both sides for the 6th consecutive day.

Traffic for cars and heavy goods has been suspended since Wednesday at the level of this crossing point, where access is only allowed to Tunisian and Libyan passengers returning to their respective countries.

The Libyan authorities justify the shut-down of the border crossing point by the fact that they seized prohibited goods with young traders from Dhehiba. However, a security source affirmed to TAP correspondent in the region that the seized goods (olives and products used in aquaculture) are regulated.

This incident sparked anger among young traders who threatened to close the road for Libyan vehicles.

Negotiations are ongoing between representatives of security authorities and civil society in both countries to solve the problem and ensure the re-opening of the border crossing.

Source: TAP News Agency

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