Tripoli has granted the entry to 9 Jordanian trucks into Libya, leaving 76 others stranded at the Egyptian-Libyan border for several weeks, Jordan Times reported Wednesday, quoting official sources.
Head of the Consular Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Mubayeen was quoted by the paper as saying that the nine trucks were allowed to cross Mussaed point late on Monday.
Five of the trucks out of the 9 were carrying medicine, and the other four were laden with ice cream.
According to the Jordanian News Agency, the Libyan authorities turned back, as five trucks hauling “fruit powders” which are banned in the country.
Mubayeen was quoted by the official news agency as saying that “the extended delays were caused because Libyan importers were out of the country.”
Nearly 100 Jordanian trucks per month make the 5000-km long trek from Jordan to the Libyan territory, the daily added.
Responding to reports, the Jordanian authorities have previously declined to confirm reports – Albawaba.com