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Jordan, Syria discuss plans to reopen border crossings


[9/15/2018 10:10:56 AM]

AMMONNEWS - A joint Jordanian-Syrian technical committee has met to discuss the planned reopening of all border crossings between the two countries, a Jordanian government source said Thursday.

The source, preferring anonymity, said the committee would continue to meet regularly until agreement was reached regarding what procedures were needed to reopen the crossings.

The Ramtha and Nassib border terminals, the two main crossings linking Jordan and Syria, were both closed during Syria’s seven-year conflict.

The Nassib terminal, the main border crossing for Syrian exports to Jordan and the Arab Gulf States, was captured by Syrian opposition forces in 2015.

In July of this year, however, the strategic crossing was recaptured by Syrian regime forces.

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