Minister of Interior, Local Communities and Urban Planning, Kamell Beldjoud, affirmed today, Monday, in the province of El Tarf, that all necessary measures have been taken to ensure the entry of Tunisians to Algeria and Algerians to Tunisia in “good conditions” as from next July 15.
Beldjoud indicated, during a joint press conference delivered with his Tunisian counterpart Toufik Charafeddine, at the Oum Tboul border post, that the visit of the delegations of the two countries to this border post is part of examining the ongoing arrangements at the land border crossings to reopen them to travelers, in implementation of a joint decision of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his Tunisian counterpart, Mr. Kais Saied, to reopen the land borders between the two countries, as from July 15.
The minister added that the presence of the delegations of the two countries at the Oum Tnoul border post aims to establish joint coordination in order that “the Tunisian families who enter Algeria and the Algerian families who enter Tunisia will be very satisfied.”
Beldjoud stated that he had talked with his Tunisian counterpart about many points and details related to ensuring warm welcoming and optimal care of citizens during the movement of entry and exit to the two countries, since their arrival at the land border posts during entry and until the end of their return and exit.
After noting that there are 9 border posts between the two countries across several provinces, Beldjoud called on citizens to spread through all these posts during their movement in and out of the two countries to avoid overcrowding that may occur in one border post over another.
In parallel, Beldjoud said that combating smuggling “remains at the heart of the two countries’ concerns,” stressing that “there will be no tolerance for this phenomenon that I dealing a blow to national economy.” He also described those who practice it as “criminals who squander the national economy.”