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Syria: Vital Border Crossing with Jordan to Reopen

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7Dnews London

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 13:01 GMT

Syria’s state-run news agency said on Saturday September 29th that preparations to reopen a vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan have been completed, setting the stage for its reopening next month.

Earlier, the agency reported that the Naseeb crossing has reopened and that the flow of trucks and transit across the border has begun.

However, SANA said the border crossing would formally reopen on October 10th.

The reopening of the Naseeb crossing would bring major relief to President Bashar Assad's government by restoring a much-needed gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries.

As reported by AP, the Naseeb crossing is of particular importance as it constitutes an important economic artery for the neighbouring countries. It is the only outlet that links them with foreign markets for their agricultural products.

Abdul-Qader Azzous, a Syrian government advisor, said, “The opening of the crossing would positively reflect on all neighbouring countries.”

The Syrian government would also collect transit fees from convoys coming from Jordan.


Middle East