Jordan to reopen border crossing with Syria

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-28 02:15:52|Editor: huaxia

AMMAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's Interior Minister Mazen Faraya on Monday said Jordan will reopen the Jaber Border Crossing with Syria for cargo and passengers' movement as of Wednesday.

The decision aims to activate commercial and tourist movement between the two countries while adhering to security and health procedures, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The Jordanian government previously closed the Jaber border due to a noticeable increase of COVID-19 infections, and gradually resumed truck traffic and limited the number of travelers crossing later.

Also on Monday, Jordanian-Syrian ministerial meetings started in Amman to discuss measures of enhancing bilateral cooperation in trade, transport, electricity, agriculture, and water resources.

The meetings seek to revitalize economic relations between the sides and resume trade exchange, the agency reported. Enditem

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