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Libya: Allegations relating to security situation with Tunisia will not affect our relations


AA / Muhammed Artimah

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh said on Tuesday that “false allegations” regarding the security situation between his country and Tunisia will not negatively affect fraternal relations between the two countries.

This is what emerges from a tweet published by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on his Twitter account, the day after the publication by local and Arab media of information according to which Syrian mercenaries had infiltrated Libya into Tunisia to carry out attacks. terrorist operations.

Dbeibeh added: “Our countries are suffering from the problem of terrorism, and sister Tunisia is no exception.”

And to continue: “The false allegations on the security situation between the two countries will not affect the depth of our fraternal relations. We will remain one people within two countries.”

Last Thursday, the Libyan authorities denied the allegations disseminated by the media concerning the infiltration of terrorists into Tunisia from Libyan territory.

This emerges from a statement released by Libyan government spokesman Mohamed Hammouda on Facebook after a meeting was held in Tunisia between two delegations from the two countries to discuss the reopening of the crossing points. terrestrials that connect them.

Hammouda then declared: “With regard to the information circulating on the security situation in Libya and the infiltration of terrorists in Tunisia, the two parties categorically denied these allegations”.

In a televised speech broadcast on Friday by state television, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh said: “We have fought terrorism in Sirte (northern Libya) as everywhere else and we cannot accept being accused of it”, stressing that Libya “sent a large delegation to Tunisia to consult with it on these strange accusations”.

Libya announced on July 8 the closure for a week of land crossings, as well as the suspension of air links with Tunisia due to the appearance of the Indian variant of the coronavirus in this country.

On August 17, the Libyan government announced the reopening of land routes and the resumption of air traffic with Tunisia, but this is slow to be implemented.

* Translated from Arabic by Mourad Belhaj

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