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15 October 2018 Jordan and Syria agree to re-open the Naseeb-Jaber border crossing

Jumana Ghunaimat, Jordanian State Minister for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, announced that the Jaber-Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria will be reopened on 22 October. The passage, he added, “is a vital lifeline for trade between the two brotherly countries Jordan and Syria through them to other Arab countries”. The passage was closed in 2015, which hampered a trade route between Turkey and the Gulf, as well as between Lebanon and the Gulf. Nael Husami, head of the Amman chamber of industry, clarified that it would remain closed to normal traffic by the moment.