Strike by Libyan truck drivers cuts traffic by 90% at the Dehiba-Wazin border crossing with Tunisia

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 22 Jan 2024, 10:36 PM
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The number of trucks crossing the Dehiba-Wazin border crossing between Tunisia and Libya has shrunk to about ten trucks a day after the start of a strike by Libyan truck drivers.

The strike, which began in the last several days, has reduced commercial traffic between the two countries by 90%, Tunisian media sources said on Sunday.

The number of trucks crossing the border crossing dropped to about 10 a day, compared to an average of over 100 per day, raising fears of negative impacts on both countries' economies.

The head of the Tunisian-Libyan Chamber of Commerce, Ali Thawadi, said that 99 percent of Tunisian exports to Libya are carried out by road, noting that the strike could be lifted as soon as Libya's Government of National Unity enters into negotiations with unions and drivers.

Dehiba-Wazin is an important trade route for both countries and is used to deliver goods directly to southern Libya.

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