President Kais Saied meets Libya’s Interior Minister

Tunis: President Kais Saied met on Monday at Carthage Palace with Libyan Minister of the Interior, Major General Imad Mustafa Trabelsi. The meeting focused on the "excellent relations between the two countries and the determination to develop them further in all fields, particularly in coordinating efforts on the issue of irregular migration," according to a statement from the presidency. The President of the Republic reiterated that this phenomenon, 'which is worsening day by day,' can only be tackled by coordinating and complementing positions and eliminating its causes, within the framework of a new approach involving all the countries concerned. The Head of State reaffirmed Tunisia's firm position, which is a total and principled refusal to allow the country to be a transit point or a place of refuge for those who come to Tunisia outside the framework of the law. The meeting also discussed the joint work between the two countries to overcome all difficulties as soon as possible in order to reopen the Ras Jedir border crossing, not only because of its economic and commercial importance, but also to 'maintain the common belief that the Tunisian and Libyan peoples are indeed one people,' according to the same statement. "Crossing in one direction or the other is natural and must take place in the best conditions, which both Tunisia and Libya are working to achieve in full harmony," it added. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse