Egypt opens Saloum border crossing, low truck traffic reported
Sallum crossing, Egyptian Libyan borders - YOUM7 ( Archive)

CAIRO: Egypt Sunday reopened the Saloum border crossing in coordination with Libyan authorities for the first time since July 18, as announced by a crossing official, Youm7 reported.

Nearly a hundred big and small trucks crossed the border with food and other goods to Libya, which the official said was low turnout, Youm7 added.

The border has been closed due to the risky security situation in Libya, where militias have kidnapped hundreds of truck drivers on a regular basis, and trucks have been seized either by armed groups or by Libyan authorities to prevent the militias from obtaining them.

While reporting on the damage to the business reported by the drivers on Aug. 14, Sky News Arabia reported there were no guaranteed solutions for the problem, but that there were demands to implement a security protocol between Egypt and Libya last March to establish a secure unloading zone.

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