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Syria-Jordan border crossing reopened after temporary closure

Syria-Jordan border crossing reopened after temporary closure

Damascus, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Syrian customs authorities announced today the reopening of the Nassib-Jaber border crossing between Syria and Jordan after a week of closure for security reasons in the southern region of this nation.
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At least 40 Syrian containers loaded with fruits and vegetables crossed into Jordan while 20 trucks from the Persian Gulf countries entered Jordanian territory, customs sources told the national newspaper al-Watan, requesting anonymity. The head of the Union of Syrian Chambers of Commerce, Mohammed Laham, commented that the movement of goods with Jordan is not yet at the desired level and revealed that Amman recently approved the import of 25 products from this nation which would improve trade.

An average of 50 Syrian containers enter Jordan daily while before the war there were 90, explained Faez Qassouma, head of the Union’s export commission.

Customs authorities recently revealed a marked improvement in trade during the last months of May and July, particularly in the export of Syrian agricultural products.

The Interior Ministry revealed last week an agreement with Jordan to facilitate the transit of goods and passengers between the two neighboring countries.

The Nassib-Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria was closed in 2014 and reopened in 2018 following its liberation from radical groups. Restrictions imposed by Jordanian authorities prevented the flow between the two nations.

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