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Syrian government and Jordan agree to open Nassib border in Southern Syria

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Editing: Abd Allah Al Darwesh |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
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Publication date: 2018/10/14 15:12

Daraa - SMART

On Sunday, the Syrian government and Jordan agreed to open the Nassib (Jaber) border crossing in the city of Daraa, Southern Syria.

The Jordanian Minister of Media Affairs Joumana Ghuneimat said that they agreed with the Syrian government on the final procedures of reopening the crossing of the Syrian-Jordanian border on Monday, following a meeting at the crossing, according to the Jordanian news agency Petra.

Muhammad al-Sha'ar, the Syrian minister of interior, confirmed that they reached an agreement with Jordan to reopen the crossing on Monday, following a meeting between the Syrian-Jordanian technical committee at the crossing. Syrian government media outlets reported that both sides agreed on special procedures and preparations to reopen the crossing.

In late September, 2018, the Syrian government retraced an official statement regarding the reopening of the crossing; however, hours after, it decided to reopen the crossing on October 10th, 2018. Jordan confirmed that the crossing is still closed.

Jordan closed their side of the crossing after the Free Syrian Army (FSA) gained control of the crossing in April, 2015; however, a month ago, the Syrian government re-seized the crossing after negotiations and ceasefire agreements between the FSA and Russia.