Bilateral economic and political relations and pending humanitarian issues discussed as Saied meets al-Sarraj
10/12/2019 21:39, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- Bilateral economic and political relations as well as pending humanitarian issues were discussed at a meeting Tuesday in the Palace of Carthage between President Kais Saied and Prime Minister in the Government of National Accord of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, reads a statement of the Presidency of the Republic.

The Libyan PM, who is making an official visit to Tunisia, is accompanied by a high level delegation, the same source added.

During the meeting, Saied and al-Sarraj discussed economic cooperation and ways to remove obstacles to the movement of persons and goods between Tunisia and Libya by land and sea and avoid the closure of Ras Jedir Border crossing.

The meeting also focused on pending humanitarian issues. More particularly, the Head of State and al-Sarraj discussed the need to find a solution for the Tunisian children held in Libya as well as the disappearance of Tunisian embassy staffer in Tripoli Walid Ksiksi.

The Tunisian diplomat has been missing since October 13, 2014. The issue of Libyans who were not allowed to enter Tunisia was also addressed, the same source added.

During the meeting, fathers of journalists Sofiane Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, who have been missing in Libya since September 2014, were received by the Head of State and the Libyan PM who expressed concern over the fate of the two journalists.

Politically, the meeting focused on the need to find a solution to the Libyan crisis in the context of international legitimacy and that should be the expression of the will of the Libyans themselves.

The statement by the Presidency recalled, in this regard, the position of the Head of State announced as he received German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on October 28, 2019 and his reassertion that Libyans should be the main party in all talks on the Libyan issue.

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