Syrian FM: Border Crossing with Iraq Should Open Soon

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday he hoped the Albu Kamal border crossing with neighboring Iraq would open as soon as possible.

Syrian FM: Border Crossing with Iraq Should Open Soon

“We look to the interests of both the Syrian and Iraqi people in opening the Albu Kamal crossing,” Moualem told reporters at a joint conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who is visiting Damascus, Reuters reported. 

Jordan and Syria re-opened the Nassib border crossing on Monday.

The closure of the Nassib crossing in 2015 cut a crucial transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey and the Persian Gulf, and Lebanon and the Persian Gulf, in multi-billion dollar annual trade. 

 

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