March 19 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Algerian Trade Minister, Kamal Rezig, has announced that the Debdeb crossing, one of the most important on the border with Libya, will be reopened in the coming days after being closed for almost a decade due to the conflict in the neighboring country.
The reopening, for now, will be limited to commercial traffic, especially the passage of food and construction material, according to what he said during the visit of his Libyan counterpart, Mohamed Al Huweij, reported by the Libya Observer news portal.
It is expected that thanks to the reopening of this pass, closed since 2014, commercial exchanges with Libya will increase from 60 million euros per year to almost 3,000 in the coming months.
Libya, however, continues to be mired in political chaos. The roadmap for the elections, initially scheduled for the end of 2021, is completely paralyzed by the conflict between Tripoli and the parallel authorities in the east of the country, and the security of the population is threatened by sporadic clashes between armed groups, particularly in areas close to oil fields.