A free-travel zone, allowing citizens and tourists to move freely between Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, has been settled upon by the foreign ministers of the three North African countries.

The news came in a joint press conference in Cairo on Sunday, the outcome of meetings between Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamal Amr, his Tunisian counterpart, Rafiq Abdel-Salam and his Libyan counterpart Ashour bin Khayal, according to state-run newspaper Al-Ahram.