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Libya to reopen border with Sudan

Head of Libya’s Tripoli-based unity government, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, on Monday announced the reopening of border with Sudan.

Addressing an economic forum in the Libyan capital, Dbeibeh said the move will help resume the movement of goods and people between the two countries.

"The closure of the border between Libya and Sudan was something strange, and a move that we don't accept,” Dbeibeh said.

Libya’s border with Sudan was shut in January by orders from Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, citing threats from Sudanese militias active in the border area between the two countries.

The border crossing between the two countries is still controlled by Haftar’s forces.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar

Source: Anadolu Agency