Reopening of Algerian-Tunisian borders: Measures taken to ensure transit in “excellent conditions”

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EL TARF-Minister of the Interior, Local Asemblies and Urban Planning Kamel Beldjoud said, on Monday, that all measures have been taken to ensure the entry of Tunisians into Algeria and Algerians into Tunisia in “excellent conditions”, next July 15th.

During a lively press briefing at the border center of Oum Teboul in the company of the Tunisian Minister of the Interior, Tawfik Charafeddine, Mr. Beldjoud indicated that the visit of the delegations of the two countries to this border post aims to inquire about the measures taken at land border crossings, in anticipation of their reopening to travelers from July 15, and this, in application of the decision taken jointly, in this direction, by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and his Tunisian counterpart, Kaïs Saïed.

He also stressed that the presence of the two delegations at the post of Oum Teboul also aims at joint coordination so that “the Tunisian families who enter Algeria and the Algerian families who enter Tunisia are satisfied”.

Mr. Beldjoud also indicated that he had discussed with his Tunisian counterpart many points and details aimed at guaranteeing a good welcome and good care for citizens when entering and leaving the two sisterly countries, since their arrival until their return and exit from these posts.

Stressing that nine (9) border posts exist between the two countries in several wilayas, Mr. Beldjoud called on citizens to diversify their choice of posts during their trip to enter or leave the country in order to avoid a possible rush on one positions to the detriment of others.

At the same time, Mr. Beldjoud indicated that the fight against smuggling “remains at the center of the interests of the two countries”, affirming that “no tolerance will be allowed towards this phenomenon”.

For his part, the Tunisian Minister of the Interior affirmed that the authorities of his country were committed to taking all the necessary measures for an “excellent” reception of Algerians who would come to spend their summer holidays in Tunisia.

During the same press briefing, the Tunisian Minister of the Interior indicated that the Tunisian authorities “would work to remove all obstacles to Algerians during their holidays on Tunisian territory”.

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